A huge well done to the multi-disciplinary team on Jade Ward who have been crowned Stars of the Month!
Jade Ward has been recognised for creating a great culture that staff, service users, families and carers enjoy being around. With each team member having a great sense of humour, it is noted that there is always a friendly atmosphere on the ward.
Despite the various challenges of working on a mental health ward, the team always shows how committed it is to making a positive difference for service users. From implementing successful Quality Improvement projects to achieving Royal College of Psychiatrists' accreditation, Jade Ward always considers how it can improve the way it works to benefit both staff and service users.
Beata Chrzastek, Jade's ward manager, who nominated her team, shared a glowing account of what it is like to work on the ward: "I am extremely proud to work alongside a team of professionals, who are so welcoming, kind, respectful and hard working. The team is full of enthusiastic individuals, who take an innovative approach to all their work.
"It is an absolute pleasure to work with a team which always supports each other and is there for service users. It always gives more than 100% to ensure the needs of those in our care are met.
"I have no doubt that the team should be awarded Stars of the Month."
Colleagues on Jade Ward (pictured right) were stunned as Trust Chair, Leisha Fullick, arrived during their special 70s' themed celebrations to read a citation, before presenting them with certificates, C&I pin badges and an M&S voucher.
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.