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Joan Burgen - North Wales Constituency

Date Elected to the Council of Governors

September 2018, October 2021

Term of Office End Date

September 2024

About Joan

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.”