Gaynor Mitchell

Hello my name is Gaynor and I am an Expert by Experience at Inclusion North.

 

My Experience

 

I am a mother of a son with a learning disability, epilepsy and who is on the autistic spectrum.

He was admitted to Prudhoe and Northgate hospitals but is now very happily settled in a community home is Sunderland.

I am a retired Biology teacher.

 

My Skills and Knowledge

 

Attended meetings during the resettlement of my son into a community home.

I was a member of a Medical Research Ethics Committee for 17 years where I represented the interests of patients who lack capacity.

 

What is important to me

 

It is important that I make a difference to the lives of those in hospital via Care and Treatment Review meetings, speaking up for the rights and welfare of patients.

 

What people say about me

 

I closely scrutinise papers.

Kind concern for people.

Have great commitment and integrity.

 

I Enjoy

 

Visits home by our son, talking to him about his activities.

Being part of a Care and Treatment review team and expressing independent views.

Botany field trips, walking jogging and pilates.