We understand that for some people coming into hospital can be a confusing and stressful experience. At Cygnet Hospital Wyke we want your admission to be as straightforward and stress free as possible. To help with this we have worked with our service users to produce a Welcome Guide which will explain about life at Cygnet Hospital Wyke. The Welcome Guide is designed to give you a high level view of life at Cygnet Hospital Wyke.
We hope that you like what you see in the guide and if you do choose to come into Cygnet Hospital Wyke we will provide you with more detailed information about your new ward.
The government's New Horizons strategy promotes and encourages greater involvement and empowerment of service users in their own care. New Horizons asserts that individuals want to be listened to and heard via structured service user involvement in all levels of decision making. In order to include service users more actively in their own care we have a Service User Liasion Group.
I4i Regional Involvement meeting: our service users and staff are involved in the regional i4i Recovery meetings and the Involvement Strategy, they are also attending the following initiatives organised by the SCG:
Mobile Phone Policy: a policy for usage of simple mobile phones on wards, written with help from our service users is now being implemented across the company.
Recovery Charter: earlier in the year a ‘Recovery Charter’ was launched at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, jointly written by service users. The charter was launched at a Recovery Day organised by service users and including presentations on what recovery means to them.
Events and fundraising: service users at Cygnet Hospital Wyke have been involved in a number of events this year, including the launch of the Recovery Charter for which there was a barbecue, service user musical performances, dodgeball and spa treatments, with funds raised for Tia Greyhound Rescue, where some of our service users walk dogs. Service users have also raised funds for Macmillan and Jeans for Genes.