Paul is very driven to support his team to deliver high quality nursing care to all service users and to enable them to make a speedy recovery. Paul is very keen on supporting staff on the ward to develop in their chosen career path and is an advocate for professional development.
Dr Patel has extensive experience working in forensic psychiatry managing patients throughout their care pathway from high security, through medium security to rehabilitation wards, and in the community in both hostel and independent settings. She joined the Cygnet Hospital Coventry team from Priory where she held the position of Medical Director.
Dr Patel has a strong academic background that underpins her clinical expertise and has been a Psychiatric member for the Parole Board for England and Wales for over five years. Dr Patel brings strong leadership skills and a passion for developing quality, evidence based services.
Lindsey commenced mental health nurse training in 2007, having worked in the substance misuse field previously. Upon qualifying in 2010, she was awarded the Faculty Award of Excellence from Coventry University. Lindsey’s career began in women’s forensic services and she has worked at different levels through locked, low secure and medium secure services. This has included supporting service users with learning disabilities, those on the autistic spectrum and women who have experienced a significant trauma history.
Lindsey has progressed from Clinical Team Leader to Ward Manager during her time at Cygnet Coventry. Alongside Middlemarch Ward, Lindsey also manages Ariel Court transitional living units, linking these two services to form a pathway for women’s reintegration into the community. Lindsey has an avid interest in the rights of women from disadvantaged and marginalised groups and supports her staff team in upholding this ethos.
Dr Peters has worked in the NHS for the past 17 years. She qualified as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist jointly from the University of Warwick and Coventry University in 2004 and has worked locally in mental health services ever since.
In recent years, she has spent the majority of her time working in secure inpatient services for men and women. Dr Peters is passionate about innovation, collaborative working and evidence-based practice. One of her primary interests is trauma and she has extensive experience in this area. She is intensively DBT trained and brings her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to leading the new women’s service in Coventry.
Maria has worked in mental healthcare for the past 11 years and gained significant experience working with women within an inpatient setting. She has been involved in creating and establishing new services and developing robust Occupational Therapy (OT) pathways of care across multi-sites.
For the last 2 and a half years Maria has held the role of Lead Occupational Therapist for the Women’s Mental Health Service at St Andrew’s Healthcare, delivering and developing clear OT services for both complex mental illness and Personality Disorder across a range of security levels. She also comes to us with a wealth of experience in delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Coventry born Adam joined us at Cygnet Coventry with 29 years of extensive experience of working in the hospitality industry, providing top quality fresh food and keeping up to date with current trends, both in the UK and internationally.
Adam has worked in London, France and the Channel islands where he gained his passion for local fresh produce which not only helps local business but he thinks has a much better taste and quality. He has spent the last 12 years providing catering services for vulnerable adults with all different types of dietary, religious and medical needs.
Adam and his team pride themselves on providing nutritional fresh food and his menus are changed quarterly to fit with the year’s seasons. Adam encourages the patients to help him create the new menus by holding taster sessions, food focus and he actively attends the wards community meetings to gather feedback.
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