Isabel McLellan - has spent 39 years as a hospital nurse hospitals in Leicester holding various ward posts (including orthopaedics and the cardio thoracic field) before finishing my career in management. As a ward sister/manager in cardio-thoracic surgery, cardiology and coronary care in the 1980’s/90’s it was innovative and exciting. I had a special interest in support for the surgical patient and started a group for them and their carers, now in its 30th year.
I have personal experience of being an inpatient.
Having travelled in Poland and the Indian sub- continent has allowed me to visit hospitals and to see patients and staff at work there.
On retirement we moved to Gillingham and I still felt the need to contribute to the NHS I joined the Patient and Public Involvement group at Poole Hospital, became a Public Governor at Poole for 6 years. I am a member of the Patient Participation Group at Gillingham Medical practice and an active member of Ladies Probus club.
My family consists of a husband, 4 children and 6 grandchildren, other interests include travelling, quilting, growing vegetables and scouring antique and boot fairs for 20th century pottery and Florence Nightingale memorabilia. I have been a contestant on Flog It and Bargain Hunt.
I am a keen Nordic walker, taking part in competitive events.