The first chairman of Healthwatch Lancashire says she will work hard to ensure people in the county get the health and social care they deserve.
Gail Stanley MBE has been appointed as the chairman of Healthwatch Lancashire, a new organisation that will give people a way to influence and challenge how health and social care services are organised and provided.
Gail has been a magistrate for 30 years, a deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire and was formerly High Sheriff of Lancashire, vice chairman of Lancashire Police Authority and chairman of Blackburn Cathedral Trust Board. Gail said: “I’m very excited about taking up this position and looking forward to the challenge ahead. “My role is to help ensure that the people of Lancashire receive the health and social care they need and deserve and I’ll do all I can to make that happen.”
Healthwatch Lancashire will reach out to all of the county’s communities and will be the local consumer champion for patients, service users and the public.