Reflections One Year On, a letter from Chad


My name is Chad and I’ve been a nurse at Myton for just over 10 years, I started as a staff nurse on Coventry Myton Inpatient Unit (CIPU) and worked my way up to a senior staff nurse and then team leader. I’ve recently taken on a new role as Clinical Nurse Practitioner in the Myton at Home team, whilst still working some shifts on CIPU.


I want to thank you for your support this year, it’s not been an easy year by any stretch of the imagination and I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe. I was asked if I’d write down my experiences over the past 12 months and reflect on what it’s like on the front line of hospice care.


To read Chad’s heartfelt letter please click here.


We are incredibly proud of our front line teams and their commitment to providing the very best palliative and end of life care. They have been working in a constant crisis situation for 12 months now and continue to play a vital role in the ongoing response to COVID-19.


Despite facing huge professional and personal challenges their dedication has not wavered, they have pulled together more than ever to look after our patients, families and each other.


The way we work has changed but our primary focus remains the same, to provide care and support for terminally ill patients, and their families, in our inpatient beds and in the community. In the face of adversity we continue to deliver our vital services across Coventry and Warwickshire, and provide support to our NHS colleagues.


Due to the financial impact of the pandemic, we have made cost savings of £1.5 million by streamlining our support functions in order to protect services for patients and families. This has meant saying goodbye to some longstanding colleagues and friends, and has been incredibly difficult.


After what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, we wanted to reflect on the last year and share some of our journey with you. Click here to see a summary of the last 12 months since our worlds were turned upside down.

One Year On Reflections Data