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Governor Profile

Gill Close

North Shields

Gill retired from the NHS in 2012 after 40 years service as a Speech and Language Therapist and feels privileged to have a rewarding and interesting career most recently as Clinical Lead, specialising in Deafness and ‘Early Years.’

Since retiring she has been able to spend more time enjoying other hobbies particularly walking the Northumberland coast.

She has had voluntary roles helping in a local Primary School, as a Governor for a North Shields School and working in the Bay FoodBank.

Gills daughter is Profoundly Deaf and has had ongoing treatment for Crohns Disease. She has also have been able to support her Grandson who was diagnosed with ‘Bubble Baby Syndrome.’ Alongside his parents and the nursing team he was cared for from six weeks to nine months in a sterile hospital setting. Since receiving a Stem Cell transplant he has made wonderful progress. This experience demonstrated the importance of bio-security, team working, listening to parents and the importance of cultural awareness.

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