Lady Swinfen was a registered nurse. She was a nursing officer with the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, serving in UK, Malta, and Libya.
With her husband Lord Swinfen, they started the Swinfen Charitable Trust (Swinfen Telemedicine) in 1998. The trust now has links in 78 countries in the developing world.
Referring doctors can use this system to seek expert medical advice, free of charge, regarding their patient's condition, 24/7.
The Lady Swinfen, MBE
Registered Nurse (Retired). Trained in Ireland at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin. (1956 – 1960).
Lieutenant, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. (1961 – 1962).
Founded the Swinfen Charitable Trust, registered charity number 1077879 in 1998 and is a Director Of The Trust, and runs it on a day to day basis with her husband. the trust was awarded the Humanitarian Prize by the American Telemedicine Association for 2018. Oversees medical referrals on a daily basis. (1998 – to date).
Honorary research fellow of the Centre For Online Health, The University Of Queensland, Australia. (2002 – 2011).
Member of the Steering Committee of the Catastrophes and Conflicts Section, The Royal Society of Medicine, London. (2001 – 2012).
Member of The Sig (Special Interest Group (Telemedicine Outreach)) Of The American Telemedicine Association. (2008 – To Date).
Member of the first Moett Team (Management Obstetric Emergency Trauma Team) to visit Iraq in April 2004.
Co-Author of A Number of Papers on Telemedicine in the Developing World.
Patron of the Kunde Foundation.
Awarded Membership Of The Order Of The British Empire (MBE) In The New Year Honours List, 2006, For Services To Telemedicine Overseas.