Keith Donnelly

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Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Kiloh Observation Centre

Prince of Wales Hospital

“I’ve been working in Mental Health at the Prince of Wales Hospital for two years now. It has been an amazing journey so far and I'm looking forward with excitement to see what the next number of years brings. My number one priority is the patients I care for. We know the difficulties and battles our patients face and being an inpatient can be a very restrictive environment. We recognise they are not in their usual surroundings so our goal is to get our patients back on their feet as soon as possible with the right supports in place.

We are lucky to have the most amazing team and supportive management in Kiloh which forms a real sense of togetherness throughout our extremely busy unit.

At the Kiloh Observation Unit we’re going through a really positive period of change. We’re transforming one of the seclusion rooms into a walk-in wardrobe in order to provide clothing for male and female patients, which will be named “Keith’s Closet”. We found that a lot of our very vulnerable patients were literally coming in with just the clothes on their back and nothing else so our aim is to change that.  When the room is near completion, we will be asking staff throughout all wards on campus to clean out their wardrobes and donate whatever clothing is suitable for our clients.”