Matthew Dawson

North Tyneside Hospital/Cobalt inc Manufacturing Hub matthew dawson.jpg

Matthew currently works in the trusts training department and is keen to encourage all staff, no matter their job role, the opportunity to share their views. 

Matthew became a staff governor in August 2022 and would like to encourage all staff to share ideas and challenge current processes in efforts to produce a better working environment in the organisation. 

Laura Hutchinson

North Tyneside Hospital/Cobalt inc Manufacturing Hub

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Katherine Stuart

North Tyneside Hospital/Cobalt inc Manufacturing Hub​​​​​​​

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Anwar-Ul Mubeen

The Northumbria

Anwar is currently working as a Respiratory specialist nurse / oxygen practitioner across the Trust. He has also worked previously in other departments including Accident and Emergency  and bed management. He has been qualified for nearly 23 years showing him the importance of patient care and responsibility.

His time working in the trust has improved his confidence and enhanced his communication skills enabling him to effectively communicate with staff at all grades, patients and their carers to ensure the best patient.  

Charlyn Lawton

The NorthumbriaPortrait of Charlyn Lawton

Charlyn is married with two  children and has worked for the NHS for 15 years. First, as a staff nurse in North Tyneside General Hospital for 9 years then at present as a Deputy Ward Manager in Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) in Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. She is passionate in leading staff in promoting change and enjoys doing research and completing quality improvements.

Claire Whittle

Northumberland CommunityPortrait of Claire Whittle

Claire currently works in a busy District Nursing team as a District Nursing Sister / Team Lead.

She has managed three District Nursing teams throughout her career and has worked for the Trust for the last 12 years where she started working as a Health Care Assistant on the bank, working across medical and surgical wards. She is passionate about improving the health and care of patients across the community and acute sites and believes in ensuring quality and improvement for the patients experience, as well as our staff, to try and build a bright future within the trust whilst advancing services for future development. She is keen to ensure local people are at the heart of local healthcare and enable them to have a say in the development of services that are fit for the future.

Kayleigh Brown

Northumberland Community

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Doreen Davidson

Northumberland CommunityPortrait of Doreen Davidson

Doreen currently works as Operations Manager for the Northumberland Community Nurses, with a background in community nursing since 1990, first as a Relief Community Staff Nurse.

This provided a firm grounding for her career development which included District Nurse and Community Matron Roles, she applied for the role as Operations Manager to develop the service through the many NHS changes.

She continue to work as a Staff Nurse at weekends “on the shop floor” which helps her communicate with the staff and patients, observing and experiencing not only the problems encountered but also the high quality and compassionate care under taken by the staff.

As Operations Manager she also advises staff members on the appropriate routes to be taken to address issue they may have ensuring compliance with the Trusts Governance and strategic polices and values. More recently she has been awarded with the honour of becoming a Queens Nurse. This will enable closer working with professional bodies that support the role of the District Nurse in delivering the government’s agenda of caring for people closer to home.

Alan Hughes

Berwick InfirmaryAlan Hughes

Alan deferred invitation to train for Ordination to see something of the world and joined The Coldstream Guards. Troubled by what he had experienced of the wider world, after Regular Military service he had a rethink about religion and joined a National Company as a manager, working for a while in Berwick upon Tweed in the late 1960s.  Following a chance encounter with a Bishop, Alan was invited to train for the Ordained Ministry at Edinburgh, after which he led parishes in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, before being called to Berwick to his great surprise in 1994. Leading only four parishes over some forty years, he also served as Territorial Army, Ambulance, Police, Army Cadet Force and also NHS Chaplain in tandem with his parish duties, Chaplain to Berwick Infirmary for almost 30 years.

Immensely proud of the staff of Berwick Infirmary and having a love of the town which nominated him for an MBE for services to Berwick where his children and grandchildren live, Alan is delighted at this further opportunity of service to the people of Berwick and Northumbria Healthcare.

Elizabeth Purvis

Wansbeck General HospitalPortrait of Elizabeth Purvis

Elizabeth has worked for the Trust since 2011 in Pathology and now works across the North Tyneside, Wansbeck and The Northumbria sites as a Biomedical Scientist.

Elizabeth began her career in the NHS at the age of 17, working as a GP receptionist whilst studying for A-levels and BSc Biomedical Sciences. She became a trainee at County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and has also worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead. Elizabeth is keen to feedback on issues affecting the staff experience, whilst promoting collective leadership and making a justified representation of staff views.

Melanie Parnell

Wansbeck HospitalPortrait of Melanie Parnell

Melanie is a staff nurse based at Wansbeck Hospital and has been employed there for almost 2 years. Prior to that she worked on the bank at Alnwick, Hexham, The Northumbria and North Tyneside hospitals. Previously she has worked within the Newcastle Hospitals.

Melanie has a wealth of life experience being a return to practice registrant having previously worked in various areas including hospitality, management, HR, finance and education. She is enthusiastic about nursing and the values of the Trust which align very closely with her own personal values.

Tayech Wubetu

Wansbeck HospitalPortrait of Tayech Wubetu

Tayech has a lot of experience working as a nurse and Outpatients manager in the trust for over 10 years. She firmly believes in excellent quality care, enhancing the health of the population and providing an environment that will stimulate and excite staff, patients and those who engage with our trust.

Tayech sees all staff in the trust as a family where opinions can be heard, respected and taken onboard and she feels it is imperative that staff members have a strong voice.

Miriam Creek

Wansbeck Hospital

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Angie Scott

Hexham Hospital

Angie currently works at Hexham General Hospital as a Nurse Associate. She has worked for the NHS for 20 years across various Trusts.

Angie became a staff governor in August 2022 and is extremely passionate about patient care. She is keen to be involved and make a difference to ensure that staff have a strong voice and an equal say in the development of services and work collaboratively, future proofing health care.

Joanne Hymers

Hexham Hospital

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