Award Success for Danshell Midlands Region

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Our fantastic teams have again been recognised for the outstanding support we provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Wast Hills

Wast Hills Specialist Autism Hospital, along with its previous Manager and Deputy Manager have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards 2017. Now in their 27th year, the Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer much-deserved recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.

Amy Childs

Midlands Regional Consultant Nurse, Amy Childs, is a finalist for the Nurse Leader Award and Lorna Featherstone, Manager of Willow House Residential Service, is in the running for the Rising Star category.

Amy Childs won Senior Manager of the Year at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017. Danshell was also shortlisted in a number of categories at these awards. Lorna has worked for Danshell since qualifying in 2012 and her dedication and skills have seen her progress successfully.

Lorna Featherstone

Amy and Lorna were the Manager and Deputy Manager of Wast Hills Hospital at the time they received their 'Outstanding' CQC rating. It was this fantastic work to achieve Outstanding that earnt them another shortlisting at these awards, in the Team of the Year category.

Mel Ramsey, chief executive of Danshell Group, said:  “I am so pleased for Amy and Lorna who absolutely deserve this incredible recognition.

“I am also very proud of the team at Wast Hills.  Achieving an outstanding rating was a fantastic achievement and for the Nursing Times Awards to acknowledge the hard work that went into attaining it is incredibly rewarding. Good luck to you all.”