Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians 

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed nine Freedom to Speak Up Guardians – the people who staff can turn to if they want to talk about issues they feel need addressing.

The Guardians have received specialised training and are well placed to listen to issues and guide concerned staff on the best way to resolve those problems. This in turn will provide better care for our patients.

Meet our Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

Rosie Auld
Rosie is Head Orthoptist in Surgery though she works across all the Trust’s sites.


Rachel Clarke
Rachel is Deputy Directorate General Manager for Primary Care, Community and Therapies.


Harpal Tiwana
Harpal works in Medicine and Emergency Care as a Patient Administration Manager.


Dermott Reilly
Dermott is a Clinical Practice Coordinator in Medicine and Emergency Care.


Sue Whelan
Sue is a Consultant in Sexual Health in the Women’s and Child Health Group.


Anil Bhogal
Anil is one of the Trust’s dedicated Security Officers – and he’s often found to be working the night shift.


Ian Galligan
Ian is a Technical Supervisor in Medical Engineering.


Sandra Kennelly
Sandra works in the community as a Clinical Team Leader/Occupational Therapist with Community and Therapies.


Natasha Thompson
Natasha is the Administration Team Leader at Sandwell A&E.