Ruth Gower-Smith


Rosemary Hamilton

rosemary-hamilton.gifRosemary has lived in the Andover area since 1969. Her background is in nursing and education and she has worked in all three areas of the new Trust.

Rosemary became a governor in January 2012, her particular area of interest is in patient care, innovative new forms of delivery of treatment and staff support. She is involved locally in several organisations, namely as a case worker with SSAFA, on the board of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and their Alzheimer's Cafe and on the committee of the Andover Older Persons Forum as the care officer.

Rosemary was married to a GP but is now widowed. She has two children and two grandchildren. Her interests include art, theatre, travel and her family.

Brian Richardson

brian-richardson.gifBrian has lived in Hampshire all his life, having been born in Eastleigh and moving to Andover in 1970. Now retired, his working life was almost entirely in the motor trade.

Brian was involved with Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Healthcare Trust from 2004 as a result of a stay in the RHCH. Residing in Andover he became involved as a public representative to further the future of the Andover War Memorial Hospital was a member of the Project Delivery and Commissioning Board for the new Outpatients and Minor Injuries Department opened in 2010. He is also a member of the Patient Voice Forum for Andover/Winchester and a member of the Sustainable Development Group for Andover.

Brian enjoys an active retirement being involved with the Andover Heart Support Group and is chairman of a local social club. Brian and his wife support their local Church and enjoy time with their children and grandchildren. Other pastimes include gardening, walking, and travel.

Keith Wiggans

keith-wiggans.gifKeith was born in Lancashire and moved to Hampshire in 1973 after training as a Drama teacher at Chester.

A keen caravanner, he is married with three grown up children and five grandchildren. He is now retired (ish) and spends what spare time he has cycling and performing with his local Operatic and Musical Society. He is chair of his church Property and Finance Committee as well as a minibus Driver Assessor Trainer.

Keith has no medical experience other than as a patient but he believes passionately in the NHS. He does have experience in the world of Health and Safety having spent some 10 years as H&S manager, in addition to teaching, at a large comprehensive school. He believes he is a good listener and describes himself as more practical than philosophical. He is also a dogged sender of emails to appropriate bodies, including his MP and his local Councillors on a range of planning, environmental and Public Services issues.