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Trust’s Chief Executive goes back to the floor

10 Oct 2011 17:41:29

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Brian James, spent a day work shadowing to find out what life is like for busy Trust staff. 

Brian, who started his working life in the Supplies Department at Cornwall Health Authority, recently spent the day with the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team. 

During the day, Brian got to sample aspects of the team’s varied role and spent time getting to meet patients and to watch staff at work both in the hospital and in the community. 

Brian spent time with Christine Welburn, a Communication Partner volunteer at the Trust and stroke survivor, who has worked closely with the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team to regain her ability to speak. Christine talked through her experiences following her stroke and explained how she has continued to help other stroke survivors as a volunteer. 

The day included visits to Trust services including the Star Foundation, Park Rehabilitation Centre and Davies Court Intermediate Care Centre.  

Reflecting on his experience Brian commented: “It was great to spend the day with the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team; I now have a much deeper understanding of what the team does.  

“Spending time with Trust staff and being accessible is high on my list of priorities and I am delighted that the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team allowed me to gain an insight into their jobs. Taking part in activities such as this is important to guide us in how we can develop services further in the future and continue to make patient care even better.” 

Catherine Ripley, Joint Clinical Lead for Adult Speech and Language Therapy, commented: “It was fantastic that Brian took the time to spend the day with our team. He was able to see the varied roles that Speech and Language Therapists have within the hospital and community and the impact we can make in keeping people healthy. Brian showed a genuine interest in the work we do and has offered to support us with future service developments."


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