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Willy's Story

When I took an offer of early retirement in 2012 I knew that I wanted to remain active and soon became a Trustee of Friends of the Hospital of St Cross, and have since been elected as Chairman of that charity.

My interest in research was stimulated by amazing care his wife received when she had a series of heart events and my own involvement in a research trial for prostate cancer.

I became a Patient Research Ambassador at UHCW in 2017 to raise awareness of research. I don’t think the public is generally aware of all the world class research and care that is being undertaken at our hospitals. There is so much we should be proud of and, if we are better informed, then more people will be encouraged to take part to help support and shape the future of healthcare.