Staff Stories

Meet members of the Cygnet team and read about their experiences of working and developing their careers with Cygnet.

Dr Ahmed Moton - Associate Specialist

Dr Moton joined Cygnet Health Care in 2008. Since joining us Dr Moton has gained experience in both acute and low secure settings. He has also received support and encouragement in regards to personal and professional development..

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Sacha Barnes - Ward Manager

Sacha joined Cygnet Health Care in 2011 as a newly qualified RMN. Since then Sacha has progressed through a number of roles and is now a ward manager at Cygnet Hospital Wyke.

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Neil Voakes - Lead Occupational Therapist

Neil joined Cygnet Health Care in 2007 as a newly qualified Occupational Therapist. He has since progressed to Lead Occupational Therapist and manages the therapy team at Cygnet Hospital Bierley.

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Loxley Roache - Health Care Support Worker

Loxley joined Cygnet Health Care in 2013, initially as a bank worker. In 2016 he became the first member of staff to complete an NVQ on Cygnet's apprenticeship scheme.

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Lora Mitanova - Mental Health Nurse

Lora joined Cygnet Health Care in 2014 and after qualifying as a mental health nurse completed Cygnet's Preceptorship Development Programme.

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David Pennells - Senior Mental Health Support Worker

David is a Senior Mental Health Support Worker who joined Cygnet when we acquired Alpha Hospital Woking in August 2015. In addition to his role as a senior support worker David has also got involved in other areas within the hospital such as training and Mental Health Act administration.

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