Royal Free London trust members have voted to elect three veteran governors to the trust council.

Judy Dewinter, Dr Stephen Cameron and Linda Davies were named as the winners of the patient governor elections, which were held earlier this month.

Incumbent candidate Judy, who was first elected as patient governor in April 2012, was re-elected following a successful three-year term. Stephen and Linda had previously served on the council as public governors between April 2012 and September 2014.

During his previous term as governor Stephen chaired a number of “medicine for members” events and represented the council on the interview panel for the trust auditor.

While on the council Linda focussed on patient safety and staff facilities, as well as chairing the committee aimed at reducing bullying and harassment in the trust.

Speaking after the vote Judy said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected as a patient governor. The Royal Free London has just gone through significant transition over the past year and it is essential that the trust continues to deliver high quality treatment and care built around the needs of patients. As a cancer patient myself who has undergone treatment at the Royal Free Hospital for over a decade, I understand the importance of this and I look forward to continuing my role alongside my fellow governors.

If you have any questions about the election you can contact UK Engage by calling 0345 209 3770 or email For more information on UK Engage, visit

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Image: Judy Dewinter, patient governor


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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare. 

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.