MRS MAGGIE WHITLOCK has been elected as the new Chair of the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Involvement Network (ERYLINk) community network and health and social care watchdog at its Annual Meeting last week.
In her election statement Mrs Whitlock, who states inequality of health, injustice, dictators, prejudice and abbreviations as her pet hates, said:
I have experienced directly the anxiety and frustrations of patients, users and their carers. With first hand knowledge I know how important it is that people feel in control of the care that they receive. Additionally, as a carer for my mother-in-law, who has dementia, I have experience from that perspective too!”
Mrs Whitlock is a retired nurse and previously worked as a nurse specialist in the Health Protection Agency. She is currently a Parish Councillor for North Cave, Secretary of the North Cave Village Hall Committee and a First Responder for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.