Ken Blasbery - Cheshire Constituency
"As a Governor my key role is to represent the members within my constituency of Cheshire - I currently do this through engaging with the various groups and networks I am involved in. For example, I have connections as an 'Expert Patient' with Cheshire and Merseyside Coronary Stroke Network; I am a member of a panel of 'Lay (non-medical) Readers' for Halton and St.Helens PCT; an Executive Committee member of Halton OPEN (Older Peoples Empowerment Network) and an active member of Frodsham Methodist Church as well as a member of the Local History Society and Film Society Committee.
As a Governor I participate in the Council of Governor's Membership and Communications Group, which helps to support the delivery and implementation of the Trust's membership strategy in terms of member recruitment and engagement. Part of this has meant I have attended community events within my constituency such as the Disability Awareness Day and Let's Go Stroke Club - both have enabled me to recruit new members for the hospital whilst providing me with a good opportunity to meet new people."
Date Elected to Council of Governors
End Date of Current Term
Conclusion of the Annual Members Meeting 2018
- Chair of the Quality Patient Safety and Patient Experience Governor Task and Finish Group
Membership and Communications Working Group
Ken spent all his working life in the Printing Industry - 30 years of which was spent as either Production, Works or Technical Manager of weekly, daily and evening newspapers in the UK, Kenya and Kuwait.
On retirement, he went to Halton college to gain three C & G certificates in teaching Basic English and Maths to young adults who had missed out normal school education through illness or other problems.
He is a self-published Author (Children of the Blitz), printed in 1995 with all copies sold by 2000. He was invited by BBC Radio Merseyside to broadcast on 'Modern History', looking back 50 years in local and national newspapers, for three years.
He is a member of the Frodsham History Society and a committee member of the Frodsham Film Society.
He was Chairman of 'The Paperchase Trust', a charity working out of Runcorn, for the women and children living on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, for eight years.