Mark Allen - Cheshire Constituency
“I have been treated as an in and outpatient at LHCH and as a CF patient and transplant recipient I feel I have a lot to offer and want to use my inside knowledge to effect. I am looking forward to being a link between the public and trust and with my skills in the PR and journalism industries feel I am ideal to do this. As a passionate supporter of the NHS I want to help The Trust move onwards and upwards to become even better.”
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Mark is a former journalist on papers including The Express & Star and has worked in Australia, USA and South Korea and freelanced at Walsall Council before his latest role as media/PR officer for Halton Borough Council, often covering health issues.
He currently does a lot of partnership/health promotion work and is a passionate advocate of transplantation, having had a double lung transplant.
Mark has scrutiny experience having sat on a disability committee on Heartlands Hospital and HBC and a focus group at LHCH. He describes himself as very focused having won European gold medals for his country at table tennis, despite having Cystic Fibrosis and a 25 per cent lung capacity. Mark carried the Olympic Torch at London 2012. Hobbies include travelling, songwriting and going to live gigs.