Council of Governors

Staff Governors

Governor Profiles Sarah Bond
Diagnostic Radiographer

I was elected as a Staff Governor in 2019 and am a Diagnostic Radiographer in the X-ray department and Governance Lead for Radiology. I have worked at the RUH for 25 years and been involved in many improvement projects that impact on staff across the organisation.

I believe that we are all striving to provide the highest quality of care, but I am well aware of the daily challenges we face working in the public sector. It is vital, therefore, that you have a voice and means of communication with the Board so your views are heard at every level of the Trust.

I am enthusiastic about representing your views in decisions that affect your working lives and helping to create an outstanding place to work where we can all flourish. My governance role and clinical experience also ensures I am involved in quality improvement and innovation every day.

I am committed to seeking out your opinions and ideas, listening to your suggestions and concerns and ultimately communicating collectively to the board on your behalf. By working together, ensuring everyone's voice is heard, I believe that we can make a difference.

Sophie Legg

I have worked at the RUH since 2015 as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, MAU and Intensive Care. I feel that it is integral that the experiences of front line staff is represented at the board meetings. I stepped up to fill in a vacant post as Staff Governor last year. It has been a steep learning curve for me; learning about the governance of the Trust and how we can influence change. It has been a privilege to represent the staff and to challenge and question the decisions made by the Board that effect every one of us.

This has undoubtedly been a challenging year for the Trust, but I feel proud to have played my part in working through a very difficult time. This experience has given me an invaluable insight into the structure and smooth running of the Trust.

I care about making a difference, not just for the patients but for the staff delivering care, be it directly or indirectly. I am passionate about wellbeing and sustainability; I believe that small changes by lots of people can make monumental differences. I am honoured to have the opportunity to have a full term as Staff Governor to represent the needs of the staff and make sure we are represented at Board Meetings.

Narinder Tegally
Lead Chaplain

I was a Registered Nurse working in both Palliative Care and Mental Health for young people and am also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, Supervisor and Spiritual Director, particularly working with those who have experienced loss. I lead workshops and retreats, as well as pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

I have previously been a Staff Governor at a secondary school while I was leading a Counselling Service for students and a Governor for a primary school while I was parish priest. Since my appointment at the RUH as Lead Chaplain, in addition to offering and enabling Religious and Spiritual Care for all our patients, their families and all visitors ,my role involves offering support and being there for all staff.

My hope is to be the voice for staff and their wellbeing and raise awareness to offer appropriate support while they continue to deliver the high standard of care for our patients and their families in a society that demands so much with often such little resources. I am passionate about raising awareness of cultural, racial, faith and gender issues and seek ways to celebrate our differences and share our common humanity.

Baz Harding-Clark Baz Harding-Clark
Orthopaedic Practitioner / Senior Healthcare Assistant

Being a governor means I can help build a much stronger and diverse work environment. Having been in the Trust for a long time, I feel I have gained many skills that I will be able to utilise within in the Governor role.

I have been lucky to be part of many projects over the years at the RUH that have helped shape the future for myself and my colleagues. I believe in our Trust values and more importantly that everyone matters, regardless of your banding or role.

My passion allows me to stand up for what I believe in and for my colleagues, I aim to support my colleagues and I have a drive for change and new challenges. What I can promise is, I will be a voice that will be heard, I have the passion and drive for change and the ability and time to support my colleagues.

qq Julie Stone
Interim Occupational Health Manager

Hello, my name is Julie Stone and I am currently working within the Occupational Health and Well Being Department. Some of you will know me as the Recruitment Nurse and some will remember me as the Senior Matron in Orthopaedics! I've also worked for the CQC as a Specialist Advisor and thoroughly enjoyed seeing and taking part in a different way of working.

I have been around the hospital on and off for 28 of my 45 years in nursing. I am very committed to both the RUH and its staff and patients. I feel that I am a good listener whilst not being afraid to speak up when necessary. I think the RUH should be seen as the best place to work and involving and engaging staff in decisions is a great way forward to achieve this.

My current working environment affords me the privilege of working more closely with staff in all roles and grades. I believe very firmly that our staff are our greatest asset and that they should have their views represented at all levels. I am confident that with my varied experience and knowledge of the Hospital I can fulfil the role of Staff Governor.


Further information

To find out more about the role of a Governor please contact the Membership Office on
01225 826288

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