4 April 2020

One of our own, Glen Corbin, a staff member from Brent, has very sadly died and his colleagues have written an appreciation note below.

Glen worked on Pine Ward at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health for many years joining shortly after the ward opened in 1995 and was very much part of the backbone of the team and ward.

He was the ‘go to’ person who knew everything about the ward and how to get things done.

He was instrumental in helping turn things around and supporting the senior management team at the time. It is no secret he hated paperwork and the thing he valued most was being and working with service users.

Service users often commented on his wonderful smile and positive attitude.

He was very much looking forward to his 60th Birthday later on this year. Every time we had staff moves Glen was always the first to say that he didn't want to go anywhere else and that he would never be able to replicate the good experiences he had on Pine Ward.

Prior to his retirement he did move to Caspian Ward and within days had settled in to his routine there. When he announced he was going to retire initially we thought he was joking.

PRCMH without Glen is hard to imagine and he delighted in telling everyone he was so much looking forward to travelling back home to his beloved homeland when he wanted, in his words "to get some sun on my back".

More recently he has come back as a bank HCA working both at PRCMH Acute MH services and at Kingswood rehab services.

Glen was a much loved colleague and will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones at this sad and difficult time.