New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley - four representatives

Reuben Pengelly

Reuben PengellyI firmly believe in the importance of a strong, effective NHS, which can continue to provide world-class healthcare. I have experienced UHS as a patient, and have worked at the hospital site for the University of Southampton for the past several years undertaking medical research. I have seen the great work that UHS does, both healthcare and clinical research for eventual patient benefit. To make sure that UHS carries on providing excellent services for those in the surrounding area, it must be able to know the needs of the area.

I have interacted with many staff at UHS, both as an outpatient here and as a colleague. As such, I have a broad lay appreciation of the work at the hospital. I have also previously served as a charity trustee. My strengths lie in the synthesis of information, and communication of this, which I hope will serve me well on the Council of Governors.

Declaration of interest: none


Andrew Grapes

Andrew GrapesI was born in Southampton and have always lived in the local area. I currently live in Totton and am now retired after working all my life in the agricultural feed industry.
I was operations manager working for a company locally and also near Reading. My responsibilities included being a health and safety officer and setting up, in conjunction with local doctors, a health surveillance programme for about 120 employees. I also ran my own haulage company for 12 years.

I am married with two grownup children and three grandchildren, and both myself and my family have experienced being patients in the Southampton hospitals.

I am very interested in actively involving myself in the Trust, where I would be able to contribute my view as an outsider to the health service.

Declaration of interest: none


Elspeth Allpress

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Harry Hellier

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