Elaine Day – Staff Governor - Volunteers

elaine day

I am delighted to represent the Volunteers at BHFT and first volunteered in 2007 after retiring as a Primary School Headteacher. Education has always been a huge part of my life. I continue to be a Governor of a local Secondary School where I work passionately  to ensure the school staff are supported in giving the pupils every opportunity to succeed through quality, innovative teaching and pupils’ hard work! I am dedicated to being a 'lifelong learner' and actively work to encourage others to do the same!

The worlds of Education and Health have much in common at this time. Huge challenges lie ahead as we seek to fund world class services amidst cuts in funding alongside constant hikes in targets. Volunteering in both sectors, and indeed being a frequent NHS patient, allows me the privilege of seeing much fine work in place.  The changes brought about by Health and Social Care legislation will provide challenges and opportunities both of which we need to face as creatively as possible. The answers are ‘out there’ but it will need insightful and skilled, inquiring minds to find and refine them to enable the successes we all search for to come to fruition. 

I live in Hoar Cross with my husband Chris. We have two children, a daughter who is a paediatrician in Yorkshire and a son who works in retail in London and is a keen political activist . .  Sunday lunch at our house is never boring!!!  

My ambition is to work with my Council of Governor colleagues with tenacity and integrity until we achieve our ‘overall vision to become the local healthcare provider of choice, providing excellent community and secondary healthcare services close to and for local people’. 

No one said it would be easy; it will be a challenge but worth it!

If you would like to contact me please either: 

Email me, quoting my name in the Subject Line, to:



Write to me at:


Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Belvedere Road

Burton upon Trent


DE13 0RB


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