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Meet the Team

Katie Casement - Hospital Manager

Katie qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2011 and began her career with The Cambian Group working with male locked rehabilitation services. Katie joined Cygnet Hospital Derby in June 2014 and progressed to Head of Occupational Therapy where she has helped raise the amount of therapeutic activity on the wards with her team.

Katie shadowed the Clinical Manager at Derby from summer 2016 and gained experience in the role and was given the opportunity to act up as Clinical Manager in 2017. In January 2018 Katie gained the substantive Clinical Manager Role at Derby. Her confidence, fairness and ability to help has furthered her progress within the company and gave her the opportunity to take on a temporary role at Cygnet Hospital Clifton in March 2020 to support the management team. Katie was then appointed as Hospital Manager for Cygnet Hospital Clifton in July 2020.

Amy Dawson - Clinical Manager

Amy qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2010 and began her career working in a male mental health locked rehabilitation service. Amy progressed to Senior Nurse in 2011and continued to work within the same service for a further 6 years focusing on positive patient experiences and Nurse Development. Amy is a trained mentor and completed a leadership course via NHS leadership academy in 2015

In 2017 Amy gained her first management role and was appointed as Clinical Nurse Manager for a female Personality Disorder service. From this role Amy went on to assist in the commissioning of a new acute hospital and in November 2018 Amy joined as Clinical Manager for Cygnet Hospital Clifton.

Dr Sree Thamburaja - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Thamburaja qualified in 2005 from University of Bristol with a medical degree. She was successful in obtaining a 6 year run through training for Psychiatry in 2007 in the East Midlands Region. Dr Thamburaja obtained her Certificate of Specialist Training in Forensic Psychiatry in 2013 and gained her first Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist role as a Locum at the Well Road Centre in Nottingham before becoming a substantive Consultant at Cygnet Hospital Bury’s Medium Secure service. Dr Thamburaja is recognised for her role in promoting service user involvement in care planning and community transition process.

Dr Thamburaja took up the Consultant role at Cygnet Hospital Clifton in July 2017 following a four month experience of working in the Cygnet Sherwood House male high dependency rehabilitation service. Her level of clinical experience, range of expertise and willingness to help collaboratively has gained her the respect and admiration from her colleagues and external agencies.

Dr Kamila Haider - Specialty Doctor

Dr Kamila Haider qualified as a medical doctor in 2000 from Pakistan. She obtained her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology initially. She moved to UK in 2005 and started her career in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr Haider obtained her Membership of Royal College of Psychiatry and completed post graduate certificates in Mental Health Studies from two Universities in UK. Her clinical experience gives innovation and she is a respected member of clinical team. Her hobby is to do community work and engage in charities and to give health knowledge and information to the wider community.

Rachel McGing - Head of Occupational Therapy

Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2015 and has since gained a wide range of experience in a variety of mental health settings, including community intensive recovery intervention for older adults, low secure female mental health and low secure male mental health. She joined Cygnet Health Care in 2018 as an Occupational Therapist where she worked on a specialist female low secure personality disorder ward. She then transitioned to Cygnet Hospital Clifton where she manages the Occupational Therapy team while maintaining a clinical case load.

The Occupational Therapy department provides specialist care to service users to assess needs and implement interventions in a holistic manner. The teams goal is to empower service users to make decisions on their care and encourage independence in everyday life.

Samukeliso Dube - Ancaria Ward Manager

Sam Dube started off as part of the administration team at a mental health hospital and developed an interest in mental health. She went on to study mental health nursing at Birmingham City University and qualified in 2011. After joining Cygnet Cedars as a preceptor nurse she then worked at Cygnet Elms and Cygnet Heathers as Senior Nurse.

Sam joined Cygnet Hospital Clifton as a Clinical Team Leader in March 2019 and was promoted to Ward Manager in November 2019. Sam enjoys mentoring and learning from others. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and watching football.

Claire Lomas - Social Worker

Claire qualified as a Social Worker in 2021 and prior to this had vast experience in a variety of mental health settings including secure female and male services, both low and medium secure. This included Personality Disorder, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

She joined Cygnet Health Care in 2017 as a Social Work Assistant where she worked with males and females within a low secure Mental Health unit. She then transitioned to Cygnet Hospital Clifton where she is the hospital Social Worker. The Social Work department provides specialist care to our service users to assess their social needs and provide interventions in a Person-Centred, Strengths Based Approach, in line with the Social Model of Health. The aim of social work intervention is to develop social skills and is the link to community and family life as well as external organisations.

Stacey Antoine-Fontenelle – Admin Supervisor

Stacey is the newest addition to the Admin Department at Cygnet Hospital Clifton. She is the Admin Supervisor, Clinical Administrator & Training Coordinator.

She has an experienced background in Administration with a diploma in Business Administration. Stacey ensures that the Admin Department runs seamlessly to meet targets and provides support to other departments as needed. Her passions outside of work are writing, travelling and experiencing new cultures.

Ryan Kingaby - Security Lead and Safety Intervention Instructor

Ryan has 17 years’ experience in the prison service before starting his career in care working as a support worker and joining Cygnet in 2017. He has worked at Cygnet Hospital Clifton as a Senior Support worker, leading the ward teams and delivering the induction and security training to staff. More recently Ryan gained the Security Lead position at Cygnet Clifton and has also completed his safety intervention instructor training.

Shaneil Chambers – Mental Health Act Administrator

Shaneil started out at Cygnet Hospital Clifton in May 2017 as a receptionist. She was later promoted to CQUIN and Governance Lead in 2019 and has further progressed to became the Mental Health Act Administrator at the hospital. Shaneil completed a Mental Health Diploma in 2016. Shaneil provides a frame work for compliance with the Mental Health Act by identifying and challenging any errors. She also ensures the safeguarding of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act. With her bubbly and welcoming personality, she is an invaluable asset to the Admin team. Her interests outside of work include cooking and travelling.

Selina Palmer – Hospital and Finance Administrator

Selina joined Cygnet Hospital Clifton in August 2019 as the Mental Health Act Administrator. She is an experienced Administrator with twenty five years in this field; hence she brings a wealth of knowledge to the department. She has since been promoted to the Hospital and Finance Administrator Role, she oversees the finance aspects of the business and is responsible for the accounts of the hospital. Selina maintains accurate, financial and HR records. Outside of work, Selina enjoys outdoor activities and is a very talented baker much to all the staffs’ delight.

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