A former nurse at Stobhill Hospital with a passion for patients rights has been appointed to the board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Trish McAuley, who lives in Torrance, was a ward sister at the hospital in the 90s during a nursing career spanning 14 years.
She is also a former senior director of public organisation Consumer Futures where she spent 20 years advising the Government on a range of issues including patients rights, with particular focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.
Trisha said: “I am pleased and honoured to be given the opportunity to work hard and play my part, as a board member, in ensuring that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde delivers the very best in patient-centred care for everyone.
“As a patient and a parent, I have benefitted from some of the real improvements in care delivered at the new Stobhill Hospital.
“However, there is much to be done and I look forward to rising to the challenge.”
Trisha is also a member of the board and audit committee of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Andrew Robertson, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “Trisha’s background in nursing means she will be well placed to offer a wealth of knowledge.”
Her appointment will run for four years, until June 2018.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest healthcare system in Scotland and one of the biggest in the UK.