Jopie:
I live in Uden. For years I worked as a personnel officer, manager of staff, organization and training, at profit and non-profit organizations. Partly because of my own experience with chronic illness and disability I became active in general administrative and supervisory functions that have a common ground with national and regional policy for patients, the chronically ill and the disabled. Because of this, I have experience knowledge and expertise in this particular field.

Empowerment
My activities are aimed at promoting empowerment of the target audience. After resigning from my role as Chairwoman Governing Board of the Dutch Patients Consumers Federation (N.P.C.F.) I had time and space for new business.

“The patient as a partner”, one of the spearheads of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, has taken me from the heart. This development requires a lot of effort of all staff, patients and their families within the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
I see it as an inspiring challenge to bring patient participation, through the patient advisory, to Board level.
With much ambition, courage and enthusiasm, I have commited myself since 2012 as Chairwoman of PAR Radboudumc.

My favorite quote

“Go for your dreams and hack your own health.”

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Eva:
Eva Eikhout is since November 18, 2014 the president of the KAR (Children’s Advisory Council) at RadboudUMC (University Nijmegen Medical Centre). Together with the members of the KAR, Eva wants to make Amalia’s Children’s Hospital even better and more child-friendly.
The KAR was founded in November 2013. The first year they went full speed and they achieved many things that no one could have dreamed. For example, the “Friesbike” where patients of the Amalia Child Hospital could get fries with 60% less fat, as a part of their meal. And another example is the animal gathering place, where you can briefly hug and play with your pet.

Together with the other members of KAR, Eva discusses many things about the hospital and shares her opinions and experiences (also) together with patients. Some of them have been in in the hospital, others do not. That’s actually an important thing, because they can complement each other.

My favorite quote

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”

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