Our teams in the West Midlands have been recognised for the outstanding quality of the support given to people with learning disabilities and autism with a clutch of national award nominations.
Three colleagues have been shortlisted for prestigious awards and Wast Hills in Kings Norton is in the running for ‘Team of the Year’ at the Nursing Times Awards. The hospital was recently classed as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade from the regulator.
Midlands Consultant Nurse Amy Childs, already a winner at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards, has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times ‘Nurse Leader’ award and has won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the Laing Buisson awards.
Lorna Featherstone, Service Manager at Willow House, Edgbaston, is one of the ‘Rising Star’ nominees at the Nursing Times awards and Midlands Business Support Manager Cate Ball is shortlisted in the National Care Awards ‘Resident Engagement’ category.
Sharena Record, our Divisional Managing Director for the Central Division, said: “I am just so proud of everyone who has worked hard to achieve this success. Amy, Lorna and Cate are fantastic ambassadors for Danshell and in their roles they support colleagues to be the best they can to ensure that the people we support lead as fulfilling lives as possible.
“Wast Hills is officially an Outstanding service and this nomination reinforces the hard work and dedication of the entire team in making it a flagship hospital within the learning disability care sector.
“I work with a fantastic group of people and these award successes show that it is not just me who thinks this!”