It’s during times like the current COVID-19 pandemic that a healthcare team will really come together and keep each other motivated whilst working flexibly to meet patients’ needs.
Like many other teams across Spectrum, our Recovery Team at HMP Full Sutton has pulled out all the stops to not only support patients but offer a helping hand to staff and teams. Adapting their ways of working, they are answering the phones to assist with triage, helping out with patients referrals and applications. They have also become HMP Full Suttons social distancing guardians reminding colleagues and patients of the 2m rule.
The Team is using ‘TEAMS’ (Microsoft) to carry out daily handovers with the Multi-Disciplinary Forum and to keep Psychiatric Review Clinics running, ensuring that patients are kept safe.
They have committed themselves to keeping service users updated with the latest information and advice, liaising with prison partners (eg. gym, chaplaincy, offender management). Keeping that channel of communication open is vital to prisoners during these times. The dedication and commitment really highlights why we should all celebrate nursing, with patients also thankful of the great work they have carried out.
Here’s a brief insight to our team #HiddenHeroes: