It is with deepest regret that we announce the sad passing of a much loved Trust Governor, and friend to many, Jacky O’Brien.

Jacky served as a Governor on the Trust’s Council of Governors from 2014 and was re-elected this year. Jacky was a very pro-active member of the Council of Governors and was keen to use her role to help drive improvements for both staff and patients. She often participated in internal and external forums when the opportunity arose and regularly took part in quality and safety visits.

Her work as a governor has also involved visits to wards and outpatients department, gaining patient and visitors views on our services and working alongside our dementia team. Jacky also participated in unannounced hygiene inspections and had the opportunity to discuss cleanliness standards with patients and visitors.

Jacky was an advocate for the people of Barnsley and brought forward any questions and comments to the Trust on behalf of the people who knew her to be a Governor.

Jacky will be sadly missed by her family including Son Mark, Daughter Jil and her grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by her Governor colleagues and wider Trust staff.

Jacky’s funeral will be held at Barnsley Crematorium on Wednesday 4th October at 12.10pm. Her family welcome those who knew Jacky to attend and pay their respects.

The family politely ask that donations are made in lieu of flowers, donations will be split between Save the Children and Barnados.


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2 responses to “Sad passing of Jacky O’Brien, Public Governor”

  1. Frank Skorrow says:

    Jacky was passionate about her work as a Governor and was never afraid to speak her mind, raise difficult issues and ask pertinent questions. Although I knew her for less than three years I both liked and respected her. I will miss her.

  2. Chris Millington says:

    Great Lady, good friend and colleague, super supporter for the people of Barnsley.
    Will miss that great smile.