Judy Wolfram is back

Judy Wolfram - Public Governor
Judy Wolfram in the garden of the house she has lived in for 35 years

Judy Wolfram retired from the trust in April of this year as Service Improvement Lead. Her soft Canadian accent is much missed from the corridors of Oxleas’ Pinewood House headquarters.

But now she’s back. Judy has been elected onto the Council of Governors for Greenwich’s Public constituency. Judy, who has lived in the same house in Charlton for 35 years, started out as a teacher, then had a career in the field of social work before joining the NHS in 1995. She joined Oxleas in 2003.

Judy said she had a number of reasons why she wanted to serve as a governor. She said the way Oxleas has grown from a mental health trust to one that now embraces both Bexley and Greenwich Community Health Services is good news: “I think this is a fantastic opportunity to pull services together. From a Greenwich residents point of view patients’ health can be looked at as a whole, embracing the cross over between mind and body.”

She added: “I’d also like to see the trust have a much bigger presence in the borough during World Mental Health Day in October. We could raise our profile more in the minds of working people using railway stations to get the message across, rather than just having stalls in shopping centres.”

Judy, who has two sons and four grandchildren is also a carer, she helps care for her partner who has multiple sclerosis.  Judy will take up her position on the Council of Governors after the Annual Members’ Meeting on Wednesday 28 September.

Published on 12th September 2011