Posted on: 26 August 2021

This week, we bid a happy retirement to Sheri Adesokan, Ward Manager at our Oak Tree Mental Health Ward for older adults, based at Woodlands Centre in Hillingdon.

We say goodbye to Sheri after nearly 20 years with our CNWL family, and 41 years as a nurse, beginning her career in Nigeria. Of her time with CNWL, 14 years have been spent at Oak Tree.

CNWL and her colleagues cannot thank Sheri enough for her years of service to those in need, and dedicating her life to the nursing profession. We wish you all the best as you move into the next chapter of your adventure.

Sheri had this to say about her nursing journey at CNWL:

“CNWL is a great place to work. I’ve been so lucky, all the managers and colleagues I’ve worked with have been so supportive and always worked together. I also want to give my gratitude to the Board and senior management team for giving me this opportunity.

“It made me so proud to see Oak Tree Ward receive lots of complimentary letters and cards from relatives and patients. Being able to give that care to my patients and seeing them reach their goals – it makes me so happy and delighted. I see the positive outcomes from patients, when they are well, going back into the community and enjoying their lives.  

“Thank you to every person I have come across throughout my career at CNWL. Especially to Oak Tree – please keep the flag flying!”

Matron for Hillingdon Older Adult Mental Health Services Karen Mawson says:

“I joined Hillingdon older adult services in October 2020, as the second wave of the pandemic hit. Sheri’s support, her dedication, knowledge and commitment to Oak Tree ward was invaluable. It is something I treasure and will always remember her fondly for.”

“Sheri was a welcoming and friendly face on Oak Tree Ward,” says Helen Willetts, Director of Nursing for CNWL’s Goodall Division. “I am truly thankful for her fantastic contribution to nursing at CNWL. We will miss her knowledge and skills in older adult care.”

Bertha Matunge, Assistant Director of Nursing, Goodall said: “this is a wonderful achievement, and her contributions have continued to inspire us. I will miss Sheri’s infectious passion for nursing and her compassionate leadership.”

Oak Tree was also shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards Team of the Year in 2021.

After nearly two decades of service, Sheri’s colleagues across Hillingdon Mental Health services passed on their gratitude and best wishes with a send-off celebration – have a look at the pictures below.

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