Staff Governor for Nursing and Midwifery

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Jacky Edwards

Staff Governor (Nursing and Midwifery)

Staff Governor for Nursing and Midwifery

Term of Office: 3 Years – Ending at 2020 Annual/Special Members’ Meeting

I’ve worked at Wythenshawe Hospital since I began my training in 1983.  Commencing in Burns in 1987, I’m the only Burns Nurse Consultant in the UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at a Manchester-based University.  Previously I was the Lead Nurse for the Northern Burn Care Network.

In 2012 I became Nursing Times Nurse of the Year for the development of the Burns Outreach Service, which delivers care to burns patients through nurse-led clinics but also wherever is best for the patient.

I believe that nurses have a unique role and will play a key part in our new organisation. The ability to further develop relationships with our patients, being advocates for them and helping to redesign services around their care is something I feel is extremely important.

My personal attributes include being committed, proactive, conscientious with ‘patient care’ being what drives me. I feel that being a Governor will enable me to actively contribute to ensure all our hospitals continue to provide safe, quality patient care.