Meet the Team

David Colyer - Hospital Manager

Having qualified as a mental health nurse in 1986, David began his career working in an Adult Acute Ward in Bath. Six months later he achieved a promotion to work as a community psychiatric nurse becoming one of the youngest CPN’s in South West England.

Since his initial managerial experiences, David developed a breadth of senior managerial expertise within the NHS in a large mental health trust. David has over 22 years of managerial and leadership experience working within complex systems with multiple commissioners across a wide geographic area to ensure that services deliver quality outcomes for service users and value for money for commissioners.

Over the past 9 years, David operated at a strategic level developing and delivering upon business and quality plans, leading specialist drug and alcohol services, before moving into strategic leadership of mental health services. David joined Cygnet Health Care from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Lindi Masilela - Clinical Manager

Lindi joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2006 as a Clinical Team Leader. Prior to that she worked for Partnerships in Care as an RMN. Since joining Cygnet Lindi has worked as a manager of men's and women's low secure services as well as managing a specialist Tier 4 Personality Disorder service. Lindi has been involved in the setting up of new services with a particular responsibility for working with staff teams to manage change and motivate them in line with organisational goals.

Lindi was appointed Clinical Manager in March 2015. She has a passion for delivering high quality care by working collaboratively with stakeholders. One of Lindi’s main objectives is to ensure that Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke has a positive impact on all service users. Lindi has a particular interest in recovery and is the Regional Recovery Lead for the South West Region.

Lorna Matthews - General Manager

Lorna has worked for Cygnet Health Care for over 10 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 co-ordinating the admission process for our female services.

Joseph Muguti - Clinical Quality and Compliance Lead

Joseph has worked for Cygnet Health Care for over 10 years’ having started at Bierley in West Yorkshire before relocating to Kewstoke-Somerset. He has held different roles within his career in Cygnet- from Staff Nurse, Clinical Team Leader, and Ward Manager until up to his current as Clinical Quality and Compliance Lead in 2015.

In 2013 Joseph took a nursing lead role on the re-tooling of the service at Kewstoke in the setup of Sandford Ward, a male open acute emergency admissions. Some of his achievements include taking the service through the AIMS Accreditation with an excellent rating.

Joseph is passionate about delivering innovative nursing practices and clinical excellence. In his current role he coordinates and monitors the quality and standards of all commissioner data reporting, CQUIN submissions, Incident reviews whilst supporting ward managers in the quality improvement networks such as RCPsych AIMS Accreditation, RCPsych Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, Safewards and monitoring of compliance with all regulatory requirements within the hospital wide service.

Dr Martin Horler - Head of Psychology

Since qualifying in 2002 Martin has gained a variety of experience in different adult mental health settings in both the NHS and private health care settings. This includes primary care, acute inpatient psychiatric services, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment teams, specialist Personality Disorder services and working in a low secure unit.

Martin has had an active role on the committee of the Psychosis & Complex Mental Health Faculty within the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2005, and has been involved in publishing research articles and policy guidance documents within the BPS. He has taught on Clinical Psychology training courses on the subjects of complex trauma, PTSD and childhood abuse. He also has a particular interest in personality disorder and has been involved in innovative research studies and the setting up of specialist personality disorder services. He has worked at Cygnet Health Care since 2007.

Ruth Garn - Knightstone Ward Manager

Since qualifying 11 years ago at Kings College London Ruth has worked in a variety of mental health settings. From forensic and low secure settings to in-patient rehabilitation services, her focus is always to support those with mental health issues to fulfil their maximum potential. Ruth has been a member of the Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke staff team since 2006.

Ruth has recently moved to Knightstone Ward, the female Personality Disorder service within the hospital and is looking forward to the challenge of enhancing the opportunities for the service users to develop their own autonomy and life skills for preparation for independent life.

Ruth is active within the hospital wide service and her currently responsibilities include being the nurse lead for physical health and the public protection liaison lead.

Mike Kambasha - Milton Ward 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.

Nick Dube - Nash Ward Manager

Nick qualified as a registered mental health nurse at Nottingham University. Prior to training as a nurse, Nick worked as marketing manager after successfully completing his marketing management studies in 1994. Nick also worked as a teacher specialising in commercial subjects. He joined Cygnet in 2006 as a staff nurse. Nick was promoted to Nash Ward manager in 2014. Nick is passionate about providing a responsive service that places its emphasis on the provision of high standards of care tailored to meet all the holistic needs of our service users.

Jacinta Fox - Kewstoke Lodge Ward Manager

Jacinta joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in 2006, she has worked across various wards within Kewstoke, male and female Low Secure and the Specialist Personality Disorder Wards as well as varied NHS Units.

Jacinta was promoted to Ward Manager of the female locked rehabilitation service, with a view for a rich pathway of achievement; believing that, together we can lead an evidence-based recovery pathway that is tailored to meet the individual’s needs.

Nome Njini - Sandford Ward Manager

Nome has over 10 years’ experience working in various mental health settings including Psychiatric Intensive Care, Older Adults, Adults of Working Age and CAMHS with a primary focus of advocating and supporting people whilst in crisis.

Nome was appointed Ward Manager of Sandford Ward in May 2017 and intends to provide a safe and therapeutic environment in which people in crisis can be supported in recovery.

Ellie Britt - Activities Coordinator

Ellie is Activities Coordinator on Nash Ward, Male PICU, and part of the hospital wide therapy team. She is passionate about engaging service users in therapeutic and meaningful activities that support recovery whilst enhancing patient experience on the PICU service. Ellie has taken on the role of Staff Representative (SRG) Lead as of February 2017