The Hub

Director & Consultant Clinical Lead

Dr. Neil Kitchiner is responsible for the day to day running of the Veterans' NHS Wales, including service supervision and facilitating training of the veterans’ therapists (VTs).  Neil is also responsible for the Cardiff and Vale UHB veterans’ hub, including assessment, signposting, offering brief psychological therapy, and follow-up appointments. Neil served as a Captain in the Army Reserve at 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Army Reserve Centre, Cardiff between 2011-2014.  He deployed to Afghanisatn Oct 13 - Jan 14 as part of the Tri-service Field Mental Health Team, OP HERRICK 19A.

 

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Seeley provides two sessions per month (8 hrs) for second opinions, medication reviews with follow-up.

 

Veterans' Hub Secretary

Amy O'Sullivan started with VNHSW in April 2018.  As the Hub Secretary, Amy is responsible for both the administration of the Cardiff and Vale branch of the service and liaising with the other adiministrators across Wales. Amy is the first point of contact for the service and she is able to provide information to both veterans and other agencies. Amy manages the online referrals, as well as referrals by post, e-mail and phone and she is able to direct them to the appropriate branch of the service.

 

Veterans Therapists

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB - Veteran Therapits: Maggie Boyle (part-time - 3 days​)​,​ Victoria Williams (​part​-time​ - 4 days​)​, Oxana Jones (full-time) and Rebecca Antwhistle (part-time - 2 days). Administrator: Vacant (part-time - 3 days).​

Aneurin Bevan UHB - Veteran Therapists: Vanessa Bailey ​(full-time), Max Bermanski (part-time​ - 2.5 days​)​ and Mike Mo (part-time - 3 days). Administrator: Kay Rees (part-time - 3 days).​

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Veteran Therapists: Mark Birkill (full-time) , Karen Hawkings (part-time​ - 4 days​)​ and Amanda Jackson (part-time - 4 days). Administrator: Hayley Jess (part-time - 3 days).​

Cardiff ​and​ Vale UHB - Veteran Therapists: Neil Kitchiner (full-time)​, Rachel Vanstone, (part-time - 4 day), Jo Delahay (part-time - one session)​ and Clare Crole-Rees (part-time 3 days. Currently seconded to C&V Traumatic Stress Service). Veterans' Hub Secretary: Amy O'Sullivan. Assistant Psychologist: Amber Chaloner.

Cwm Taf LHB - Veteran Therapists: Will Watkins (full-time)​, Julie Devlin (part-time - 1 day) and Maggie Boyle (part-time - 1 day). Administrator: Maria Moruzzi (part-time - 3 days).​

Hywel Dda UHB - Veteran Therapists: Julie Campion (full-time) and Claire Young (part-time - 2 day). Administrator: Vacant (part-time - 3 days).​