Wast Hills

  • Wast Hills Outstanding Star Wide WebFollowing the breakdown of a community placement, the treatment, care and support a person received during a six-week stay at Wast Hills specialist autism hospital has been praised by commissioners.

  • Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • DSC 0332 800x536Our 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.

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

  • LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

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    Danshell has been officially recognised nationally for the outstanding support our services provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • DSC 0429 Web SizeHow does Danshell make a difference? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.

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    A MIDLANDS nurse’s pioneering practice has seen him shortlisted for two prestigious awards. Warren Cocker, who developed an innovative programme to help people with learning disabilities and autism access healthcare screening, has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Learning Disability Nurse Award at both the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 and at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018. 

  • Recruitment Video Thumbnail2Our award winning teams are recruiting!  We asked our teams to tell us about their job and we also asked the people they support what they want from a new member of the team supporting them.

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    Our award-winning Consultant Nurse Amy Childs has received further recognition after being named as ‘Rising Star’ at the prestigious LaingBuisson awards.

  • DSC 0429 Web SizeAfter the success of last year’s Danshell Olympics Midlands Sports Day, Cate Ball, Toller Road’s Manager, and Activity Co-Ordinator Penny Robinson, were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better. Each service was allocated tasks to bring the day together, with the service users helping out.

  • Wast HillsWast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been recognised for its excellence at the national Autism Professional Awards.

  • DSC 0332 Web SizeWhat are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers and their teams.

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    We are delighted to announce that Wast Hills hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham, has received Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.  Wast Hills has demonstrated its commitment to understanding autism and that the hospital is setting the standard for autism practice.

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    Our Shining Star Awards, held last month, was a spectacular night celebrating everything our amazing staff teams do to provide the best quality of care for the people we support.

  • Vicky Hazeldine

    Vicky Hazeldine is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Vicky is hugely committed and passionate, instrumental in introducing the STOMP project, which is making a difference for the people we support. In her own words, “This is what we do because we love it.”

     

    "Her commitment to the welfare of service users is second to none" - a colleague

     

    Click here to read more about the STOMP project that Vicky is helping to introduce

  • Warren Cocker

    Warren Cocker is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Warren is our winner because of his incredible work in reducing health inequalities by supporting people to have health screenings within the service. He has supported people to have improved outcomes, health equality and better access to health services, which has made a real difference in people’s lives.

     

    "Warren is ensuring people live longer, happier, healthier lives" - a colleague

     

    Click here to read more about Warren's health equality project

  • Wast Hills Outstanding Star Wide Web

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that Wast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’.

    Wast Hills is one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade from the regulator.

    Wast Hills is an independent hospital providing specialist support and services for adults on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs.

  • DSC 0982 2 WebsizeWe are so proud to announce that Wast Hills, our Specialist Autism Hospital near Birmingham, has received its second ‘Outstanding’ rating.

    Inspectors from the CQC reported that Wast Hills provides ‘Outstanding’ care and support for people with autism – the second time in two years the service has received this top rating.

  • STOMP Web ArticleWe are proud to announce that on Wednesday April 25th 2018, we made a group-wide pledge to STOMP (Stopping the Over Medication of People with learning disabilities, autism or both).

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