Ted McGuinness

Ted has had a long career in mental health nursing, having held a number of senior positions in the NHS positions including Clinical Director for Mental Health. Ted was with the NHS for 36 years, before moving on to Dementia UK where he spent 10 years in senior positions supporting and developing Admiral Nurses.

Ted first joined Making Space in 2004, although he previously had many professional links with the charity dating back to the 1980’s. Having dissolved the Trafford Mental Health Care Charity and handed over the reins of Syrian House to Making Space, he applied to become a Trustee so he could give back something to the mental health services that had been so good to him through his distinguished career.

Ted is a real believer in providing a person-centred approach to care and support, something at the very core of the Making Space ethos. Being a Trustee provides him with the perfect opportunity to make sure the Board members live up to and exemplify that ethos in both the work they do and in their approach to the business of the charity.

He is also a member of a number of governance committees and currently chairs the Hospital Managers Committee which takes a particular interest in, and responsibility for, the functioning of the Mental Health Act in our Independent Hospitals.

Recently retired, Ted is now enjoying the chance to pursue his interests in gardening and photography, and revelling in the opportunity to spend some quality time with his four grandchildren.