I was born in Langley near Oldbury and most people call me Bill.
During my National Service I was a Nursing Attendant. My working life consisted of Cuxson, Gerrard Ltd, Oldbury, Tube Products Ltd and the Rover Group.
Since a heart attack in 1999 and heart surgery in 2000, I have had a keen interest in the NHS. I found that patients were not represented very well on local committee’s so I became a patient representative at the Primary Care Trust Meetings.
I then joined our Local Involvement Networks (LINks) and became involved with the Hospital Trust Board, the Local Authority Health Scrutiny and the Local Authority’s Ambassadors Groups.
I am now a member of Healthwatch Sandwell and also Chair the Sandwell Cardiac Group and Support Group.