Ron Wright - Emergency Department
My name is Ron Wright, I am a Patient Partner of the Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust (BHRUT) at Queen’s and King George Hospitals. I am a Member of the Patient Partnership Council, with a special interest in the Emergency Department (E.D.). I also sit on the Trust’s Management Board and the Hospital Flow Steering Group, working to improve the experience for everyone who visits either King George Hospital or Queens
I have lived in Havering for almost 30 years, before which I lived in Barking and Dagenham. I worked for the London Fire Brigade for 30 years, rising from a mechanic to a senior manager before I moved to private sector management then retired. I have a keen interest in computing and photography, but above all else, I am a family orientated man.
I strongly believe that by working in partnership, we as patients, can help to improve the services the NHS provides. My philosophy is that if I want the very best care for all of us, then that means having the very best staff. If we support, encourage and help our staff, we will attract the very best, however, if we criticise and demoralise them, we will lose them. The overwhelming majority of our staff are fantastic, dedicated and highly skilled professionals let’s keep them and build on that great team.
Although the majority of the work I do is for BHRUT, I am also the Vice Chair of my GP practice Patients Participation Group (PPG), Vice Chair of the Barking and Dagenham Patient Engagement Forum (PEF) of the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), I do voluntary work for NHS England and I am just starting to perform some voluntary work for the Partnership of East London Cooperatives (PELC).