Stories from the frontline: Sally Khawaja

Sally talks about her redeployment into critical care and how the team supported her with her disability

Sally Khawa

In this redeployment story, Sally talks about her redeployment into critical care and how the team supported her with her disability. Here’s Sally’s story in her own words…

''I am a proud member of King’s Able, the Trust’s staff disability network, and once a week I redeploy to work at the Critical Care at Denmark Hill, as well as working in my current full time role. Staff in Critical Care have been accommodating and understanding when I explain I have an invisible disability that prevents me from carrying out some tasks.

"When I volunteered to be redeployed, I was concerned how my disability would be received and how staff in critical care would react if I needed support with certain tasks. I was also worried that I might not be able to help move patients when they needed support.

"However, the staff in critical care have been understanding and ensured that I have not been asked to do any tasks that would be difficult for me. It is really heart-warming to know that colleagues throughout the Trust are compassionate and understanding of both invisible and visible impairments and disabilities.

“Hopefully, other staff members of the Trust who have impairments and disabilities know they will be supported, regardless of where they are working.

“During this challenging time, I have stayed positive due to my amazing team and the camaraderie in #TeamKings. I have met so many new people whilst working in different redeployment roles, as well as in my own role, and it is a privilege and honour to work alongside each and every person at King's."