Joan Burgen - North Wales Constituency
Date Elected to the Council of Governors
September 2018, October 2021
Term of Office End Date
After a career in education Joan has spent the last 12 years working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups in North Wales and abroad. Joan therefore hopes that she will be able to use this experience to represent and advocate for the people of North Wales who use the excellent services of LHCH.
Joan spoke about why she wanted to become a LHCH Governor:
“I wish to support the outstanding work of LHCH for North Wales patients with serious and acute heart and lung conditions, particularly new developments such as:
- The introduction of innovative robotic surgery techniques which minimise pain, hasten recovery and reduce the time spent in hospital a long way from home.
- The development of the new service for people with inherited heart conditions. At the moment these patients have to travel to Leeds or even Newcastle for their treatment.
- A smoother Welsh referral pathway to LHCH.
- Follow-up and support for patients returning to North Wales.”