Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock met with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust's (CNTW) Executive Director of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer, Gary O’Hare.
During the conversation, Gary O'Hare explained how CNTW has been supporting the mental wellbeing of both its service users and staff throughout the pandemic.
Gary outlined how CNTW has supported its staff's mental health and wellbeing:
Gary and Matt talked about how the vaccine rollout has positively impacted morale:
The conversation touched upon the benefits of using technology to support service users:
Gary discussed CNTW’s ‘Month of Hope’, a project delivered in partnership with charitable organisations for patients and staff to share messages of hope and support: