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Cygnet Hospital Beckton celebrate launch of Recruitment & Retention QI project

On Friday 26th November, Cygnet Hospital Beckton hosted a Quality Improvement (QI) launch event.

The event was organised to raise awareness of the hospital’s new Recruitment & Retention QI project, to engage staff with the retention survey, and to provide an opportunity to say thank you to the staff team at Beckton for all their great work.

Staffing has been a key issue for many health and social care organisations over the last few years – the impacts of which have been felt by colleagues at Cygnet Hospital Beckton.

The aim of the hospital’s Recruitment & Retention QI project is increase staff retention by improving the induction process for new starters. The project team will also seek feedback on how to boost staff wellbeing and morale with targeted initiatives. This will lead to better quality of care for service users.

The launch event included games, food and music and each team delivered a presentation celebrating their department. These presentations took different formats and included personal reflections, games, poetry and speeches.

Speakers at the event included:

  • Welcome remarks from the Hospital Manager, Judith Etheridge
  • A talk on QI and the Cygnet QI journey from Regional QI Lead, Haley Williams
  • Julie Garbett, Regional Director of Nursing, spoke about career progression
  • Operations Director, Barry Swire, thanked staff for their hard work.

Awa Bah, Clinical Services Manager, said: “The event was a great way of celebrating the teams and their contributions to service user care at Beckton. It was great to see staff from all departments attend and present celebrations of their departments.”

Sadia Malik, Practice Development Nurse, added: “It was really nice spending the afternoon with colleagues, having fun and celebrating what a great job the team at Beckton are doing. Some of the personal stories that staff shared of their experiences were quite touching.”

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