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Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Whorlton Hall Hospital in Barnard Castle, part of the Danshell Group, has recognised the dedication and commitment of four members of its team.   Yvonne Dean-Johnson, 62, has been employed as a Healthcare Support Worker for 30 years.    In a career that has seen service users and colleagues come and go, Yvonne has been a […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

Danshell Group is celebrating national recognition for a number of its staff and services, which have been acknowledged for outstanding support for people with learning disabilities and autism. Colleagues from across the country have been shortlisted at the Nursing Times Awards, Laing Buisson Awards and the National Care Awards.   This follows on from the […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

Two service users at Trinity House in Lockerbie, part of the Danshell Group, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.   After lots of training and preparation, Richard and Nigel competed in the major national games in Sheffield, the largest event of its kind in the country. They took part […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, is celebrating after receiving Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. QNLD is a standards-based quality network that facilitates the sharing of best practice within learning disability services, based on external peer review. The specialist standards are […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award. The team at Trinity House, which is part of the Danshell Group, won the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) ‘Innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support’ award […]

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Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Beth Fields, a charge nurse at Cedar Vale hospital in Nottingham, part of the Danshell Group, is using her knowledge and experience of supporting people with autism to enable other professionals to better understand the behaviours associated with the condition.   Beth, who is a registered learning disability nurse and completed a Bachelor of Philosophy […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Hollyhurst care service in Darlington rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Hollyhurst care service in Darlington rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Hollyhurst residential care service in Darlington has been praised by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, for the quality of its care and support.   Hollyhurst, which is operated by the Danshell Group, was given a ‘Good’ rating by the independent regulator.     It provides nursing care and support for 19 people with a learning […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
New manager appointed at Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle

New manager appointed at Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle

Danshell Group has promoted Chris Shield to Service Manager of Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle, County Durham.   Chris started his career as a Support Worker in 1996, before completing his nurse training in 2003.   For the last three years he has been Deputy Manager of Newbus Grange, another Danshell service, near Darlington, […]

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Danshell promote dedicated Lorna to Manager at Willow House in Edgbaston

Danshell promote dedicated Lorna to Manager at Willow House in Edgbaston

Danshell Group has promoted Lorna Featherstone to Manager of Willow House in Edgbaston, Birmingham.   Lorna has worked for Danshell since qualifying in 2012 and her dedication and skills have seen her progress successfully. She was previously Deputy Manager at another of the company’s services, Wast Hill Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham.   The team […]

30th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016. Hazel Southern, service manager at Newbus Grange, kick-started the fundraising when she bravely had her hair cut by 24 inches to donate to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides […]

18th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

The Danshell Group has made a significant investment in Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham.   The hospital in East Bridgford provides care and treatment for men living with autism, a learning disability and associated challenging behaviours.   Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Cedar Vale.  The aim of the refurbishment and reconfiguration […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

A Danshell Group service user from Bishop Auckland has proved his artistic merit by winning the company’s Christmas art project. The Danshell Christmas card competition was launched to encourage service users to feel involved in the company and to produce a design for the company’s corporate card for Christmas 2016. The winning design, chosen from […]

13th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Hartlepool care home raises more than £150 for Breast Cancer Now at a special Pink-themed party

Hartlepool care home raises more than £150 for Breast Cancer Now at a special Pink-themed party

Service users and staff at Hope House and Hope Lodge in Hartlepool raised more than £150 for Breast Cancer Now at a special Pink-themed party.   Featuring painted pottery, delicious cakes and a fundraising raffle and tombola and attended by the Mayor of Hartlepool, Cllr Rob Cook, the day was organised by service users to […]

1st November 2016 | By | Reply More
Investment in Darlington residential care service

Investment in Darlington residential care service

Hollyhurst residential care service in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has undergone a significant investment to refurbish the home, with service users playing a full part in the plans.   A number of bedrooms have been re-configured to provide modern en-suite bathrooms, with walk-in showers, supporting the privacy and dignity of service users.   […]

18th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Danshell announce new CEO

Danshell announce new CEO

Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Mel Ramsey as its Chief Executive Officer.   Mel brings a wide range of experience with more than 20 years within the healthcare sector.  She joins Danshell from New Century Care, where she managed a business with 27 care homes, supporting more than 1200 people.   Other roles include senior […]

31st March 2016 | By | Reply More
Danshell hosts first Service User Forum

Danshell hosts first Service User Forum

Danshell, a specialist provider of learning disability, autism and mental health services in the UK, has re-enforced its commitment to provide high quality, person-centred care after it held its first ever National Service Users Forum.   The forum, which was held at the Park Inn Radisson Hotel in York, was held to engage with the […]

15th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Frinton on Sea specialist service refocuses to meet changing needs

Frinton on Sea specialist service refocuses to meet changing needs

Danshell, a provider of learning disability and mental health services in the UK, has reacted to the changing needs of service users and commissioners and revised the registration status of its Ducks Halt service in Kirby le Soken, North Essex.   Following consultations with service users, families and commissioners Ducks Halt now offers a person-centred […]

11th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Award-winning work project benefits Darlington care home residents

Award-winning work project benefits Darlington care home residents

An innovative work placement scheme which has transformed the lives of two care home residents in Darlington has received a national award.   Beverley and Paul, who live in Danshell services in Darlington, and the team which supports them, including Service Manager Louise Vollans, won the ‘Trailblazer Employee’ award in Danshell’s national staff recognition awards. […]

8th January 2015 | By | Reply More
National awards for Danshell care team

National awards for Danshell care team

Danshell, a provider of learning disability and mental health services in the UK, has acknowledged the fantastic contributions made by members of its team. To recognise the sterling efforts throughout the last twelve months, when Danshell expanded to become a national care provider, the Danshell Staff Recognition Awards have been established.    The event will be […]

3rd December 2014 | By | Reply More
Danshell takes innovative approach to communications

Danshell takes innovative approach to communications

Danshell, a provider of learning disability and mental health services in the UK, has produced an innovative animated video to enhance communication with people who may be considering using its services.   The care provider prides itself on utilising different ways of communicating with all key stakeholders, including commissioners, carers, families and service users.   […]

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