Rother Valley South
from being an NHS physiotherapist and former RMBC councillor Judy has extensive
experience in a range of clinical
and managerial duties. As a
senior clinician she worked with Children and Young Adults with cerebral palsy
across Rotherham, before becoming Moving and Handling Coordinator, giving
specialist clinical advice to frontline staff in highly complex cases including
care homes, hospital and
She was a member of Rotherham Community Services Management Committee
and the PCT Professional Executive for four years. As a Borough Councillor, Judy was Vice
Chair of the Health Scrutiny committee, undertaking scrutiny reviews on aspects
of healthcare delivery.
In her previous NHS roles Judy contributed to the vision, strategy and
governance of Rotherham’s Health services in the Community. The breadth of
experience that she has across many aspects of the NHS locally gives her a
basis from which she can represent the interests of the members and the public
as a governor. Judy is passionate about building decent, enabling and
supporting services for people of the Rotherham Borough.
Judy is also the Chair of Trustees of Shiloh Rotherham, a charity
supporting homeless people.
Term of office: 01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020
Rother Valley South / Lead Governor
has been a Public Governor of the Trust since 2014 and in 2018 had the honour
to be elected as Lead Governor.
is a family man with four Children and now 2 Grandchildren, living in Rotherham
for over twenty years. He became a Governor because he is passionate about
improving healthcare both locally and nationally.
has been able to apply his knowledge and experience working as a provider of
healthcare for the NHS in South Yorkshire and from the twenty-five years
engaging and understanding the NHS inner workings as a senior pharmaceutical
has called on this extensive knowledge and his experience as a patient and
parent to help him in his role. He also brings enthusiasm and
(occasionally) a bit of humour!
the Governors provide a key service on behalf of the people of Rotherham, he
would say hand on heart that all of them are proud to serve on behalf of the
members and the public.
Term of Office: 01.06.2017
Rother Valley West
an active part in the local community has always been important to Hilda as an
ex-social worker and life coach, married to a local church leader and a local
ex piano teacher with students of all ages and abilities. She has always been
one for “getting involved” in things that were important to her and the
community. When her children were at school, she became a School governor in
order to be more involved in their education and found this a very rewarding
the years the family have had many opportunities to be grateful to the NHS,
especially where the children and grandchildren have been concerned. She felt
that becoming a governor at the trust might a) be interesting and b) helpful to
family, friends, and the community.
was warned there would be a lot of paperwork, but was unprepared for just how
much! Nevertheless, she has found it an interesting and rewarding experience.
It has not just been about sitting in meetings but about meeting some wonderful
people doing an amazing job. Hearing from consumers of the services and having
that feedback noted and responded to has also been a privilege.
of office: 01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020
Rother Valley West
Following a Heart Attack in 2010, Dennis sold his courier
business and retired. After a number of operations he is now reasonably fit,
giving him the opportunity to work in the community.
During his early years he was in the British Merchant Navy,
serving on ships the like of the Queen Mary, Oriana, Empress of England, a
number of Blue Star Line Vessels and BP Tankers. During his time at sea he
studied with the Open University, gaining a B.A Degree Hon in Victorian
Although Dennis was a Local Councillor in West Yorkshire
and Staffordshire with some 30 years experience, he sees being a member of the
Council of Governors as a new challenge and looks forward to the long term
Term of office: 01.06.2018 – 31.05.2021
lived in Rotherham all her life. After working in Rotherham schools for thirty
five years as a teacher, advisory teacher and Head Teacher, she retired and has
spent almost sixteen years as a volunteer at Rotherham Hospital.
Her husband was
an in-patient for many weeks and as a family they were able to witness the hard
work, professionalism, and commitment of staff. Marilyn has also been treated
herself on a number of occasions and she wanted to extend her volunteer role
into governance, so she decided to stand as public governor for Rotherham South
and was elected in 2019.
is to see the hospital continue to provide the safest, highest quality care for
the local community.
certain that she has a lot to offer in terms of good organisational and
interpersonal skills and she will work with the Trust to continue to improve
the patient experience and promote its development.
Term of office:
01.06.2019 - 31.05.2022
A A Zaidi
at Manchester, Mr Zaidi was awarded certificate of Specialist in Ophthalmology.
He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Rotherham Hospital on 1
October 1979 until his retirement on 31 December 2007. In this
role he modernised the Rotherham Eye Unit, introducing new services for
patients with Eye diseases and was responsible for training junior doctors,
Nurses and Opticians.
time at the Trust, Mr Zaidi was appointed Clinical Director for Specialist
Surgery, which not only included management of Ophthalmology but also the
specialities of Ears Nose and Throat and Maxillofacial.
College of Ophthalmologists appointed him Examiner for FRCOphth and he was on
the “Consultant appointment Panel” for other hospitals.
37 years in NHS and 27 years at Rotherham, Mr Zaidi is well aware of the NHS system,
constraints facing Hospitals and the requirements and problems faced by the
patients. Due to his previous NHS Experience he believes he would be able to
contribute to help all parties.
As a public
governor, Mr Zaidi’s main aim is to support the improvement of services for
Term of office: 01.06.2019 - 31.05.2022
Colonel Mac McPherson retired from the army in 2014 after 44 years’ service.
Mac developed and lead bespoke leadership training at The Royal Military
Academy Sandhurst and as Deputy Garrison Commander of Larkhill Garrison Mac was
responsible for moving the ‘home’ of The Royal Artillery from Woolwich after
300 years. Mac has significant operational experience in various
challenging environments, and has received awards for his conduct in Northern
Ireland, UK mainland and Bosnia. Mac has spent several winters training inside
the Arctic Circle.
currently is the chairman of trustees of the Military Community Veterans Centre
(MCVC) is a director of the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, a director of the
Regular Forces Employment Agency (RFEA) and President of the Wentworth
Association for the Prosecution of Fellons. He was awarded an MBE in 2009
birthday honours list.
is a keen but inelegant skier, a disgraceful but honest golf novice and likes
reading, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
became a public governor to support and promote the hospital staff in
delivering their Vision, Mission and Values all of which contribute to a top
class hospital which serves our community so well.
Term of office:
01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020
Graham Barry Jenkinson
Graham worked as a student nurse in a Derby Hospital
for two years before meeting his future wife, who also worked in the same
Once married, they moved to Rotherham where
Graham changed his job and became an operating theatre technician at the then
Doncaster Gate Hospital.
Graham later completed a course at a teacher
training college, and worked as a teacher of technology in a local 6th form college.
Following a motor cycle accident, Graham became
a patient in Rotherham and this renewed his interest in the NHS and the
fantastic work that the staff do.
He initially became a Trust Member, which gave
him the opportunity to apply for the post of Public Governor, and enable him to
put something back into the NHS.
As well as his Governor duties, Graham acts as
a patient representative for the Trust’s Estates department, which gives him the
opportunity to visit wards, speaking to patients and seeking their views on the
hospital meals and the hospital in general.
of office: 01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020