Pat is passionate about the NHS, having a background as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, specialising in radioisotope imaging and diagnostics before her retirement.
She has a great deal of involvement with patients, of all ages, and their relatives so feels she has an insight into the role and running of the NHS. Pat also serves as a town councillor for Cramlington West, and as deputy mayor for Cramlington, she sits on a range of committees overseeing spending on local services, as well as youth and community. Pat also established and ran a community environmental support group, preserving green open spaces within Cramlington. She currently runs an animal rescue and rehoming charity, with a pet food bank for those in need.