This week I spoke to Judy Dewinter, the chair of the Royal Free Charity. The charity helps fund patient support and services, including massage therapy, emergency care packs and cutting-edge research and equipment.
Judy’s first experience with the Royal Free was in 2003 where she was treated for blood cancer myeloma. The diagnosis changed her life and after leaving her job in the City to begin treatment, joined the board of Myeloma UK to help patients understand the disease and treatment options.
Her work with the charity led her back to the Royal Free where she became a patient governor and – 16 years after first receiving treatment – became chair of the Royal Free Charity.
Listen back to our chat to hear Judy talk more about myeloma, what her ambitions and plans are for Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals – and what you can do to help support the charity.