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Meet the Team

Kerry George - Hospital Director

Kerry is an experienced mental health nurse and service leader with a wide-ranging background across a number of settings including acute mental health, residential, ABI, and healthcare in prisons. Kerry has a wealth of expertise in change management, and a track record of service improvement.

With a history of collaborative working in both the public and independent sectors, Kerry is committed to building strong working relationships with both healthcare and community organisations for the benefit of the people we support.

Alieu Jallow - Head of Care

Alieu is a highly experienced mental health nurse with a wealth of management and leadership experience. Alieu has worked across services from low and medium-secure and specialist services for deaf patients, through to high dependency rehabilitation and inpatient detoxification services.

Alieu provides clinical leadership for members of the multi-disciplinary team who support the people we care for. Alieu’s background in medications and risk management, and expertise in the provision of high quality supervision, helps to ensure our clinical teams have the support needed to provide effective services with a focus on quality improvement. Alieu is a member of the Cygnet Research and Development Core Group.

Alieu is a champion of both Community Meetings and the People’s Council within the hospital and promotes a collaborative approach to service delivery.

Maria Walters - Ward Manager

Maria is a credible, pro-active, team-focused nursing leader with extensive experience within the healthcare sector. Having started out as a General Nurse, working primarily in A&E, Maria then went on to gain her mental health qualification, becoming a Dual Registered Nurse. Since this time Maria has gained a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience working across rehabilitation, acute and PICU wards within Medium secure and prison settings.

Maria joined Cygnet Hospital Coventry to help develop and train staff supporting the transformation of the service. Maria empowers those around her, providing mentorship and support to ensure the services we offer are safe, effective and caring. Maria’s leadership on the ward helps to ensure we are continuously improving our services in collaboration with the people we support here.

Tia Lord - Administration Manager

As Administration Manager, Tia is central to the team that ensure Cygnet Hospital Coventry is operating effectively. Throughout Tia’s career she has been driven by a customer-focussed approach, helping to ensure quality services are provided to those around her.

Tia has been at Coventry since before the service opened and has worked her way up, now taking responsibility for the whole administration team at the hospital.

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