A HEALTH Trust has reached a significant milestone after recruiting a 17-year-old carer, Cameron Weir, as their 10,000th public member.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership has been recruiting members across the county since it became a Foundation Trust in July 2007, and its membership has grown significantly.
Nigel Watson, lead governor for the NHS body, said: “We are really excited to share this celebration with Cameron and are delighted to have reached this big milestone.
“Every member matters and having a large and vibrant membership ensures there is local involvement in different aspects of service development.”
Frodsham resident Cameron, a former Trinity Mirror Cheshire Your Champions winner, is a carer for his sister Rosie who has learning disabilities and his father who has a brain injury.
He was honoured by us after rescuing his family when their car left the road near the M53 in Ellesmere Port and crashed into the canal.
He said: “I am really excited that I joined CWP as a member. I am pleased that I am able to help people understand what happens with the challenges of mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol issues based on my experience.”
To join CWP, call 01244 364404, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.cwp.nhs.uk.