Sheena's blog: Being part of Team CWP
It is around this time of year when we gear up to welcome many new faces to Team CWP, whether that be new Student Nurses to our wards or our new Governors following this year’s Governor Elections.
Before welcoming these new arrivals to our fantastic Trust, I felt it necessary to use this blog to stress just what it means to be a part of Team CWP.
For me, working at CWP means working for a Trust which embraces an inclusive approach with the 6Cs at its core. We are a team that is nationally recognised for outstanding care and for supporting the most vulnerable people in society to live full lives.
We promote equality and diversity, and we do not tolerate discrimination or abuse of any kind. So much so that we treat any reports of discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation as serious disciplinary offences, as outlined in our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy.
Every single member of Team CWP, regardless of their background, is an important part of our Trust and workforce. The excellent care that all of our members help to deliver is very much recognised by both the Board and the people we serve.
As a member of Team CWP you are an integral part of our NHS and your contribution is vital and hugely appreciated.
Our person-centred approach to care also extends to our staff. We want to support our people to lead full lives and have numerous processes in place to promote respect and positive health and wellbeing amongst staff.
Just this week I was pleased to join the launch of the Health for Life programme at the Countess of Chester Country Park, which offers weekly health sessions for CWP staff. Staff in Central and East Cheshire can also access health and wellbeing activities using their local Recovery College Prospectus, whilst our members in Wirral are encouraged to take part in activities as part of our partnership with Healthy Wirral.
The key ingredient to our success as a team is respect. Every member of Team CWP is expected to respect their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues, as well as the needs of the people who access our services, their carers and families.
I’m sure our team will provide a typically-warm welcome to our new members in the coming months. And to those who have recently joined our Trust, welcome to Team CWP.