Our Chair, Jane Jackson
Jane retired from a senior management position in the NHS in 2013 and joined Healthwatch Rochdale as a volunteer in 2014. She joined the Board and became Chair when the new management arrangement came into place.
Ben Greenwood - Vice Chair
Ben was born and bred in Rochdale and has lived in the borough all his life. He went to Oulder Hill School and Sixth Form before going to University of Manchester to study politics and philosophy.
Trained as a journalist, Ben now works for Blackburn with Darwen Council as the deputy head of service for communications and engagement. As part of his role, he works on major health and care transformation programme in the borough.
Ben, who developed epilepsy at 27, has a deep interest in is passionate about improving all services.
He has been part of Healthwatch Rochdale since its inception and got involved in Healthwatch’s predecessor LINKS.
David Bradshaw - Treasure
As the owner of Home Instead Rochdale, my focus is on the service first and the business second as I want to provide a quality service that I would be happy to use for myself and my family.
I have a daughter who used to live with me in Hebden Bridge but she has now flown the nest. When I am not dedicating my time to Home Instead, I enjoy hill walking- especially in the Lake District, spending time in my vegetable garden and looking after my chickens. I also love cooking, but it is really just an excuse to listen to football on the radio and to drink red wine!
Heather Harrison (SRN, SCM, RSCN, RHS , BA(Hons) M.A)
I am a retired NHS manager and have worked in the NHS for almost 42 years, in the Provider, Community and Private sectors. I began my career as a general nurse, followed by midwifery, sick children`s nursing, Health visiting and time in the private sector, finishing with 20 years in primary care in a variety of roles.
I undertook a range of clinical and management posts, gaining a first class honours degree in Vocational and Professional studies and a Masters degree in Independent Nursing Practice. I have significant experience of delivering change and undertaking clinical leadership roles, in patient safety,quality,Clinical Governance, patient experience and safety/risk management. My strengths are in partnership working,strategic planning, operational, performance management, project management experience.
I am married with two grown up children and I currently undertake voluntary work in a variety of areas and i am employed as a school exam invigilator. I enjoy classical music , antiques, gardening and whacky, exotic holidays.
Rosemary retired from a long career in education in 2012. Having worked in several primary schools with children who have SEND and also for the Rochdale Education Department in an advisory role Rosemary appreciates the problems associated with accessing services for children. She has continued with her interest in education and is the Chair of the Governing Board of a local primary school.
More recently Rosemary has become involved with the adult care system and the services available for people living with dementia and their families and carers and the difficulties that they experience.