Congratulations to Myra Whiskar, Induction and Core Skills Manager, who has been crowned as our latest Star of the Month.
Myra was recognised for demonstrating all our Trust values and her "exceptional" contribution to an event for "disengaged" young people organised byThinkForward to learn about potential careers and pathways into the NHS.
Myra ran the event, greeting students on arrival and facilitating engaging and creative sessions. In subsequent feedback, ThinkForward
wrote: "Myra was excellent. She really managed the group well, as well as the timing of the agenda."
Sally Quinn, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, said in her nomination of Myra: "Always optimistic, Myra ooz
es positivity everyday she is at C&I. Her attitude is exemplary and very infectious, which comes in handy when the team is in need of a 'pick up', and also served the event well, as her positive energy was felt by all."
Myra learned that she was our March Star of the Month at a meeting of HR colleagues and stood stunned as she listened to the citation being read by Trust Chair Leisha Fullick before being presented with a certificate, C&I pin badge and a £30 M&S voucher.
In response, Myra said: "This is an absolute thrill, but also a total shock in receiving this award.
"It was the most amazing team effort on that day, which brought out the best in everyone. Everyone was a star on the day, so I'm delighted to accept this award on behalf of what was a tremendous collective effort by a great team. It's an honour to work with such fantastic colleagues and to work for this Trust and I'm so proud to be a part of it."
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.