To celebrate Trustees Week, we have asked our board members to tell us about themselves, why they volunteer, and what matters to them.
Name: Gerard Gahagan
Day Job: Head of Epilepsy Services, Quarriers
Role on ALLIANCE Board: Board Member
Tell us about yourself:
In my spare time I find creative solutions which support my decision not to go for a run or to the gym. I also have a wife – Julie, and two girls – Emily aged 10 and Laura aged 6 who are my focus.
What made you decide to become a Trustee for the ALLIANCE?
The ALLIANCE is a key influencer in the sector with a reputation to be proud of. I am impressed by its leadership and direction. It also has an interface with the Neurological Alliance of Scotland which is critical and this time.
What Matters to You?
What matters to me is equality of access. Where there is inequality it is typically those that are disadvantaged that lose out. Also maximising the resources we have to make efficiencies of the healthcare system. We need to acknowledge and recognise our limitations. Despite these however, Scotland can be proud of our creativity and expertise within the health sector. Partnerships are key. Recognising expertise, shared respect and increased understanding across the sector.