All Hallows Healthcare Trustees
Trustees are responsible for the direction and performance of the charity. They serve as volunteers and receive no payment for their work. Charity trustees come from all walks of life and and are united by their wish to create positive changes in society.
John Chapman ~ Chairman
“I was born in Lowestoft in 1950. Having graduated in law from Downing College, Cambridge, I spent the majority of my career as a solicitor specialising in medical defence work for NHS hospitals in the eastern region. My work included training in medico-legal matters for large acute units such as Addenbrooke’s, for children’s hospices and at the University of East Anglia.
I was founder and first chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich Medico-Legal Society, a member of the Executive Committee of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service and of the Clinical Ethics Groups of the James Paget Hospital and East of England Ambulance Trust.
I retired in 2011 and live with my wife, Annie, in Pulham St Mary. I have three stepdaughters and six grandchildren. I am chairman of the Suffolk and Norfolk David Brown Tractor Club for which Annie, with my help, organises the Ladies’ Tractor Road Run which, in the last ten years, has raised over a third of a million pounds for breast cancer research.”
Maureen Davies ~ Vice Chairman
“Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, I graduated from King’s College, Durham University, and worked as a recruitment and training oficer for an international company, before marrying, having three children and moving abroad. I have lived in France, Switzerland, Belgium, the U.S.A. and Venezuela and came to live in Bungay in 1992.
I have been a committee member of the Friends of All Hallows Hospital for several years and served as Chairman for three, was a member of the Hospital Advisory Group, as well as continuing to be involved in various organisations in the town.
In 2007, I was Town Reeve and now serve as a Governor of Bungay High School.”
Born in London. Moved to South Norfolk in 1981. Originally qualified as a Quantity Surveyor in 1969 and subsequently developed a career in the construction and related engineering industries acting as either a consultant or in senior commercial management positions. Past member of the Society of Construction Law and practising member the British Academy of Experts. Healthcare involvement in more recent times has included input to the operation of FM interface agreements covering the construction and operational phases of PFI projects at the New County Hereford, Stoke Mandeville, Addenbrookes and Oxford Churchill hospitals.
“I joined C.A.H. in 1970 and, like many of us, have served the Community in a number of capacities; Chapel to kitchen and all stations in between including three years in Norwich.
Prayer and its necessary outflow into active ministry is the backbone of our life – but I find time to walk, listen to music and even do a bit of watercolour.
The “spiritual” ambience and ethos of the Hospital and home have always played an indefinable but indispensable part of the care we can offer, and I am happy to be on the board to help them ensure that this continues to be the case.”
Dr Helen Tucker
As Vice President of the Community Hospitals Association for England and Wales, I am committed to promoting the value of community hospitals to patients and to local communities. I have carried out a number of research studies on community hospitals and community services including day care, home care and nursing homes. I have just completed a research study for my doctorate with the University of Warwick. I am regularly commissioned as an independent consultant to work with communities, GPs, voluntary agencies, Leagues of Friends as well as statutory bodies to provide advice on community services, community engagement and integrated care. My work takes me to community hospitals in many beautiful parts of the UK, such as Islay in Scotland and Swanage in Dorset.
I enjoy living in Suffolk, and value my involvement in my local community such as with the tennis club and book club.
Born in Norfolk I completed my training as a Registered Nurse in Cambridge and have worked for the NHS in a variety of clinical and managerial roles since then.
I moved back to Norfolk in 1986 and since this time have been involved with Community Hospitals clinically, managerially, as a surveyor for the Healthcare
Accreditation Programme and as a committee member of the Community Hospitals Association. At the present time I am the Community Hospitals Association, Director of Finance and Chair the Innovations and Best Practice Awards panel.
Throughout my nursing career quality of care for patients, relatives, carers and staff has been my main interest and continues in my present role as a Practice Sister.
I have two children and two grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them. My other interests are travel, gardening and cycling.