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Meet the Team

Mike Kambasha - Clinical Manager

Since qualifying as an RMN at de Montfort Univerisy in Leicester, Mike now has over 10 years practising as a registered mental health nurse with experience in a variety of psychiatric settings.

Mike joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in November 2006 from the NHS, initially working as Clinical Team Leader within a male complex needs rehabilitation service. Mike was promoted to Ward Manager of a female service in April 2009 and has over 4 years leading a team that provide a structured therapeutic recovery programme for those whose psychiatric condition results in continuing or ongoing disturbed complex challenging behaviour.

Lorna Matthews - General Manager

Lorna has worked for Cygnet Health Care for over 14 years, previously working as Admissions Co-ordinator for the drug and alcohol service at Isham House in Northampton.

In March 2006 Lorna relocated to Somerset to assist in the commissioning of Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke. Following the opening of the hospital in September that year Lorna has remained committed to providing high standards throughout our service departments to ensure our service users’ stay is as comfortable as possible. Lorna continues to be responsible for responding to all enquiries to the service and takes a lead role on the Health and Safety Committee.

Dr Amelia Orchard - Medical Director

Amelia completed her higher specialist training in forensic psychiatry in the West Midlands and has been a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Cygnet Kewstoke since 2014. She has worked on the personality disorder ward, female rehabilitation ward and is currently the Consultant on Milton ward (female low secure). She was appointed medical director at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2018.

Amelia has special interests in personality disorders, women with complex needs and working collaboratively.

Dr Ewelina Dobrzynska - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Ewelina Dobrzynska gained her Primary Medical Qualification at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland in 2001. She then went on to specialist training in General Psychiatry and she has been on a Specialist Register with GMC since 2008. In meantime, she also completed a Masters in Music Therapy in 2005 and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Postgraduate Course in 2008.

Dr Dobrzynska holds the PhD degree in psychiatry. In her research she explored needs of persons with different mental disorders, their satisfaction with services, social functioning and quality of life. She has published a number of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented results of her research at international conferences.

Dr Dobrzynska joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2008 and throughout her time there she has worked on male and female low secure rehabilitation, female personality disorder unit as well as male acute and male PICU services. She has been the consultant on Knightstone Ward, a service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder, since September 2017.

Dr Dobrzynska has a special interest in combining medication-based treatment with psychological interventions in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Her practice is grounded in patient-centered, collaborative and compassionate approach to facilitate change and recovery.

Dr Guy Powell - Consultant Psychiatrist

Guy qualified as a Doctor in 1989 and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1998. He has worked in a variety of community and inpatient settings mostly on acute wards and also Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs).

After a 30 year career in the NHS he joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2019. He currently works on Nash ward which is a male PICU and also at The Lodge, female rehabilitation ward. His special interests include the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the care of the acutely unwell patient and developing a positive hospital experience for all patients.

Guy is married and has three children, he enjoys cinema and tennis.

Jane Parkinson - Compliance Manager

Jane commenced her career as a Management Accountant and in September 2006 joined Cygnet. At that time, she devised all the account’s processes for what was the new Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke.

Since joining Kewstoke in 2006 Jane has had various support roles, including Senior Accounts Administrator, Quality Assurance Administrator & Administration Manager.

In May 2019 she was appointed in her current role as Compliance Lead. In this role she coordinates & monitors the quality and standards of all commissioner data reporting & CQUIN submissions, whilst supporting Ward Manager’s in quality improvement networks such as RCPsych AIMS Accreditation, RCPsych Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, Safewards and monitoring of compliance across the hospital.

Jane is passionate in ensuring providing high standards throughout the hospital.

Joji John - Lodge Ward Manager

Joji trained as an RGN/RMN in India in 1998. He moved to the UK in 2002 and qualified as an RMN here in 2003. Initially he started his career in UK in an EMI nursing home in Taunton before he joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2007. At Cygnet he developed his career from a staff nurse to Deputy ward Manager working across a number of services including Male PICU, Female personality disorder, female rehab unit, male and female low secure unit.

Joji has a passion for care, quality and service improvement. Away from work he loves to spend time with his family. And he is also a very talented farmer which he has inherited from his father. He has a passion for everything that he does even if it goes right or wrong- he shows commitment and enthusiasm every day.

Sereiny Dumitru - Sandford Ward Manager

Sereiny gained her BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at University of the West of England in 2014 and joined Cygnet as soon as she qualified as a nurse. Sereiny has gained experience working as a staff nurse across different services including Female Low Secure, Male PICU and Male Acute services. She then became a Clinical Team Leader to a Female Acute Service before pursuing her interest into managerial position.

Sereiny has the passion and a commitment to high-quality care and ensures the team helps create a positive outcomes for our service users. Away from work she likes adventures and loves to travel, spends time with her family and play golf.

Deb Low - Head of Occupational Therapy

Deb qualified as an OT in 2006, after careers in the WRNS and Waterstones. She joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke as it opened and helped set up the OT service and, in 2008, the DBT service. She became Head of OT in 2008 and, after a career break between 2014 and 2018, she rejoined in November 2018, returning to the manager’s post in July 2019.

Kirsty Page – Administration Manager

Kirsty has always had a passion to delivering high quality care, she started her career as a home care assistant travelling round to service user’s homes and assisting with a variety of needs from collecting their shopping to assisting them with their personal care. Kirsty then decided to have a change in my career and went on to study in AAT. Kirsty then started to work in Accountancy firms dealing with Bookkeeping, VAT returns and end of year account before joining Cygnet as an Accounts Assistant in 2015.

Kirsty has since been promoted to Administration Manager in 2019 following showing an interest in enhancing her career and knowledge and delivery high standards of care and is currently undertaking a degree in Leadership and Management which Cygnet is putting her through.

Charlotte McGlynn – Compliance Assistant

Charlotte studied Exercise Science Health and Rehabilitation at Bournemouth University before joining Cygnet as a Support Worker in May 2015. Charlotte has worked across numerous settings including acute, PICU and rehabilitation. Charlotte joined the Compliance Team in September 2019 and hopes to commence her nursing studies with Cygnet through the Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship later this year.

Charlotte has a passion for physical health promotion, patient-centred care and patient involvement in service improvement. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys Irish dancing, photography and painting.

Ed Colbourn – Estates Manager

Ed has been in the mechanical and electrical trade for the last 12 years with the last 6 years in facilities management. He has developed his knowledge in a varied environment from heating and ventilation commissioning to periodic inspection and testing on electrical services. Since 2014 Ed has worked his way up in the facilities management field in the education sector before joining Cygnet.

Ed has a drive and determination to improve the environment we work in and for the facility to run as safely as it can. Away from work he loves being with his children, and works with the HM Coastguard in his free time.

Mark Da-Nobrega - Head of Housekeeping

Mark served in the British army for 23 years after leaving school. He has served throughout the world in a variety of posts and operational tours. After leaving the forces he spent six years self employed as a specialist window fitter before joining Vapor clean and leading a technical cleaning team.

He joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in September 2019 as the Head of Housekeeping. Mark strives to produce a clean and safe environment for both staff and service users and constantly looks to improving the service he currently leads. Mark enjoys travelling abroad and in country, walking and water sports including diving and sailing.

Mike Maciejczyk - Head of Catering

Mike has been heading up the kitchen team at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke since 2019. His talent and dedication have had a key role in providing high quality catering provision at the hospital. Mike takes his role very seriously and always looking to improve the catering provision.

Previous to his work at Cygnet, Mike has a long history of working at residential homes, contract catering and fine dining. Where he has gained necessary knowledge, experience and qualifications.

In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his family and cycling.

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