Staff, Service User and Carer Stories

At Combined Healthcare, we believe in the power of stories…

Hearing the experiences of our staff and our service users, carers and their families – delivered by them in their own words – provides insights and knowledge in a way that goes beyond the mere printed word.

We use stories at our Trust Board, our Committees, internal and engagement events. We also use them extensively across our web, digital and social media channels.

You can see examples of our stories below…

If YOU have an idea for a staff, service user and/or carer story, we’d love to hear it!  Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Patient Experience Facilitator, Veronica Emlyn, on veronica.emlyn@combined.nhs.uk

 

Suggest a Staff, Service User or Carer Story

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Marcella’s Story

Marcella’s Story
Marcella details her journey through alcoholism, recovery and how One Recovery and Edward Myers Marcella helped her.

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Lee’s Story

Lee’s Story
Army veteran Lee talks to us about his PTSD and mental health difficulties which led him to the Greenfield Centre.

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Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story
Sara tells us about how open, honest and consistent help from the same staff has aided her recovery.

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Philip and Jill’s Story

Philip and Jill’s Story
Early onset vascular dementia and the Walking Football Initiative

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Simon’s Story

Simon’s Story
Simon reflects on changes he has witnessed and his admiration for Growthpoint.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings
A story by a service user led support group of experience, recovery, loss and hope

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Staff Nurse Story

Staff Nurse Story
A powerful staff story of discrimination

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Natalie’s Story

Natalie’s Story
Natalie is a Carer and gives a powerful insight into the experience of working with our frontline teams as a carer – with particular praise given to the Edward Myers Unit, but also some challenging examples of where information has not been as good as it could be.

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Family Group – Ward 4

Family Group – Ward 4
A support group set up by staff on Ward 4 to ensure family members of patients also receive support that they need

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