Mike believes that governors are independent and from all walks of life with a broad wealth of experiences and skills to contribute. He says that governors are able to challenge and offer opinions at all levels and equally give support and praise when the opportunity arises. According to Mike they offer an effective independent point of view and judgement that plays an important point in the decision making process.
The most heart-warming experiences for me is the actual visits to the units to meet and talk to front-line staff, patients, carers and families and members of the general public. I am consistently impressed by the immense contribution that staff give to ensure quality and safety are key aspects of the service that is delivered and always underpinned with compassion and empathy.