Cllr Donald McGowan

Job title

Appointed governor

Contact details

Email address: rf.governors@nhs.net

Biography

Cllr Don McGowan, who represents Ponders End in the London Borough of Enfield, was appointed to the council of governors in June 2016. Cllr McGowan was cabinet member for health and adult services from May 2010 to May 2015 and the first chair of Enfield's Health and Wellbeing Board from 2012 to May 2015. 

As cabinet member for health and social services Cllr McGowan played a key role in the delivery of a new purpose built centre for people with learning difficulties, New Options, a new dual purpose nursing home for the elderly, Elizabeth House, and additional GP provision, Ordnance Unity Centre for Health, for an area of Enfield lacking adequate GP cover. He supported the clinical review of A&E and maternity services at Chase Farm Hospital and the acquisition of Chase Farm Hospital by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.