BEDFORDSHIRE HEALTH BRANCH 

 

YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

 

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Leon Fisher

Leon Fisher

Branch Chair

Leon is the UNISON Bedfordshire Health Branch Chair and oversees all branch activity as well as chairing committee meetings. Leon is also one of your Workplace Stewards and acts as a Health and Safety Officer, based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

You can contact Leon by e-mail at Leon.Fisher@Ldh.nhs.uk

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Branch Secretary

Ian is the UNISON Bedfordshire Health Branch Secretary, a position he has held for many years. 

Ian is also the Staff Side Chair, leading on all union activity at Bedford Hospital and works regularly with other Unions to help you, our members. 

You can contact Ian by e-mail at ian.thomas@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

 

Austin Woods

Austin Woods

Branch Treasurer

Austin is the UNISON Bedfordshire Health Treasurer and manages all income and expenditure for the branch.

Austin is also the Branch Disability Officer, based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

You can contact Austin by e-mail at Austin.Woods@Ldh.nhs.uk

 

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

Assistant Branch Secretary

Lizz is UNISON Bedfordshire Health’s Assistant Branch Secretary and assists Ian with day-to-day running of the branch.

Lizz is also the Branch Welfare Officer and acts as one of your Workplace Stewards.

You can contact Lizz by e-mail at Elizabeth.Roberts2@Ldh.nhs.uk

 

Tom Carr

Tom Carr

Branch Vice Chair

Tom is UNISON Bedfordshire Health’s Vice Chair, as well as a number of other Officer roles including Communications Officer, LGBT+ Officer and Labour Link Officer, working closely with local Labour officials to fight for local issues in the Labour Party.

You can contact Tom by email at thomas.carr@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

 

Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Education and Equality Co-Ordinator

Carol is one of two Education and Equality Co-Ordinators, based at Bedford Hospital and is your contact for anything in regards to education, (whether Trust or Union based) and all things equality.

You can contact Carol by e-mail at carol.smith@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Tom May

Tom May

Workplace Steward (BLMK CCG)

Tom is one of our Workplace Stewards based in the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group.

Tom can be contacted by e-mail at tom.may1@nhs.net or by mobile on 07968 966091

 

Noeleen McLoughlin

Noeleen McLoughlin

Workplace Steward (BLMK CCG)

Noeleen is one of three Workplace Stewards based with the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and can be contacted by email at noeleen.mcloughlin1@nhs.net

Elaine Baugh

Elaine Baugh

Branch Equality Co-Ordinator (BLMK CCG)

Elaine works closely with Carol Smith on all things equality in the Branch and also acts as one of three Workplace Stewards at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG.

Elaine can be contacted by e-mail at elaine.baugh@nhs.net

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Deanne Johnson

Deanne Johnson

Retired Members Officer

Deanne is our Retired Members Officer and can be contacted to discuss anything in regards to retirement or pensions.

You can contact Deanne by phone at 07983 359926 or by email at msdeannejohnson@yahoo.com.

 

Ligia Soares

Ligia Soares

Branch Women's Officer

Ligia is based at Bedford Hospital and represents the branch as Women’s Officer. 

Ligia can be contacted by email at ligia.soares@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Luis Silva

Luis Silva

Health & Safety Representative

Luis is one of many Health and Safety Reps at the branch and is fully accredited to carry out the role. He is also one of your Workplace Stewards.

Luis can be contacted by email at [to be confirmed].

 

Esther Ayemere-Okojie

Esther Ayemere-Okojie

Young Members Officer

Esther is our young members officer and looks after the younger members of our Branch with unique issues facing our younger workforce.

If you are a young member (UNISON class this as 27 years of age or under), please contact your site office for further assistance.

 

Timvenji Muhamba

Timvenji Muhamba

Black Members Officer

Tim is based at Bedford Hospital, and you can see him walking the floor regularly as one of our porters. 

Alternatively, you can contact him by email at timvenji.muhamba@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Angela Kpakiwa

Angela Kpakiwa

Black Members Officer / Workplace Steward

Angela is one of two UNISON Bedfordshire Health Black Members Officers, and assists in creating a better working environment for our BAME community; and is also one of your Workplace Stewards.

Angela is based at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital and can be contacted by email at [to be confirmed]. 

Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor

Workplace Steward

Robert is one of our Workplace Stewards based at Bedford Hospital. You can contact Robert by email at rob.taylor@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk or by mobile on 07833401016.

Dean Conway

Dean Conway

Workplace Steward

Dean is a Workplace Steward based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

You can contact Dean by email at dean.conway@ldh.nhs.uk or by phone at 07375027313.

Hetty Okonji

Hetty Okonji

Health and Safety Representative

Hetty is one of the Branch’s many Health and Safety Officers and is based at Bedford Hospital.

You can contact Henrietta by phone on 07920458150 or by e-mail at henrietta.okonji@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk .

 

Andrew Hogg

Andrew Hogg

Health and Safety Representative

Andrew is one of the Branch’s many Health and Safety Officers and is based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Andrew can be contacted by e-mail at andrew.hogg@ldh.nhs.uk

Abul Pintu

Abul Pintu

Workplace Steward (OCS)

Abul is one of our Workplace Steward, specifically for the OCS. To contact Abul, you can e-mai him [to be confirmed]

Thamsamqa Mpofu

Thamsamqa Mpofu

Workplace Steward (OCS)

Thamsanqa is one of our Workplace Stewards specifically for the OCS. You can contact Thamsanqa by email [to be confirmed]

Jo Williamson

Jo Williamson

Workplace Steward (ISS)

Jo is one of our Workplace Stewards specifically for Domestic Services at Luton who are outsourced to ISS. Jo can be contacted by e-mail [to be confirmed] 

Arthur Fulton

Arthur Fulton

Workplace Steward (ISS)

Arthur is one of our Workplace Stewards specifically for Domestic Services at Luton who are outsourced to ISS. You can contact Arthur by e-mail at [to be confirmed]

Paul Mensah

Paul Mensah

Workplace Steward (ISS)

Paul is one of our Workplace Stewards specifically for Domestic Services at Luton who are outsourced to ISS. You can contact Paul by e-mail at [to be confirmed].

Charlotte Bonser

Charlotte Bonser

Workplace Steward (ELFT)

Charlotte is one of your Workplace Stewards, based with East London Foundation Trust in Luton and Bedford. Charlotte can be contacted by phone on 07876 257537 or on e-mail at charlotte.bonser@nhs.net

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