Churches in Croxley Green CIO (Registered Charity Number: 1179287)
Welcome to our website. Churches in Croxley Green CIO is a registered charity which seeks to support people in the Croxley Green community towards Whole Person Healthcare through this Parish Nurse project. The constitution for the charity is here - Churches in Croxley Green CIO Constitution
We rely on charitable donations to support the regular work of our nurses - could you help us by making a donation, or better still, set up a regular monthly direct debit?
We have a second Parish Nurse!!
Parish Nurse Appointment
The Trustees are delighted to announce that we have been successful in obtaining additional funding which had enabled us to appoint a second Parish Nurse to work 1 day a week. Her name is Ruth Owunsu Ansah and she is a qualified and experienced Mental Health Nurse. She will begin working with us early in November after she had completed the Parish Nurse Training Course. With the impact of Covid 19 on people’s mental health and wellbeing we are confident that Ruth will have a huge impact on supporting local people through these difficult and trying times.
We are working on an induction programme which needs to be done within the constraints of the current Government restrictions. We will also have a commissioning service for Ruth at a later date, we will let you know when this has been finalised.
Revd Canon Miriam Mugan on behalf of the CIO Parish Nurse Trustees.
Churches in Croxley Green are partnering with Parish Nursing Ministries UK in an addredited service offering whole-person health care in this community. See our certificate here!
What is Parish Nursing?
Parish Nursing is an established mechanism by which Christians have demonstrated the love of Jesus by providing holistic care to people in need, regardless of background.
Parish Nurses work with people of all ages and backgrounds, with any faith or none, focusing on the person rather than just a medical condition and integrating all the different aspects of health. A Parish Nurse can:
A message from Ruth:
Hi, I am very pleased to have been asked to join the Croxley Parish Nursing Team as a registered Mental Health Nurse. I have been nursing for over twenty years and have recently taken early retirement from the NHS. However I am now hugely excited to be your Parish nurse alongside Cathy.
I will endeavor to address any mental health needs and will be joining you in January 2021.
I currently live in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire with my two daughters, two dogs and two hamsters!
Love and prayers
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A Message from Your Parish Nurse:
It is a privilege to be appointed into the role of Croxley Green Parish Nurse and I am looking forward to getting to know you – the residents and parishioners of Croxley. This Parish Nurse Service will support our already established NHS colleagues such as GPs and community practitioners to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. We are also beginning to gather a team of volunteers who will further enhance the Service as it develops.
The beauty of Parish Nursing is that it truly is whole person care, taking into consideration the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of individuals. Parish Nurses are uniquely placed to be able to attend to the wellbeing of the ‘whole person’, irrespective of their faith, or no faith, their age, sex, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability. There are almost 100 Parish Nurses working across the UK, all are qualified nurses who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Since commencing the role on 4th April 2019, I have been meeting various groups of people, making home visits and familiarising myself with the local community. As with any new service, Croxley Parish Nurse Service will take some time to take shape and grow.
As we develop this service, the Trustees and I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or All Saints’ Church, c/o The Vicarage, Croxley Green, WD3 3HJ.
Please note that I work one day per week, usually on a Thursday or Friday. I will respond to any contact as quickly as is possible.