Maxine Forrest - Women’s Services
I live in Brentwood and have done so for 16 years. I retired from full-time employment in 2018 after devoting 29 years to the NHS. My roles were in support services including secretarial, health promotion, AIDS education, management, patient experience and progressing to the post of Associate Director – Communications for a mental health and community NHS Foundation Trust in Essex.
I am passionate about enhancing communication between clinicians, patients and their families thereby contributing to service improvement. I believe that my and my family’s personal experience of services at Queen’s Hospital, combined with my professional skills and knowledge, equip me to be a dedicated and approachable patient partner. I am a member of the Patient Partner Council as well as the Trust Education Group, ensuring that the patient’s voice is heard.
I am a mum and grandmother with two grandkids who live on Long Island in New York. I am a big music fan having worked in the record industry in New York and London for 10 years prior to joining the NHS.