Group News

Welcome to Dr Jane McCarthy

Dr Jane McCarthy   

We are pleased to tell you that we have recently appointed Dr Jane McCarthy as our new Medical Director.

Dr McCarthy brings with her more than 20 years’ of experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist working with people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, across a number of care providers. These include community, in-patient and secure services.

Danshell Welcomes a New Finance Director

Clynt Hall   

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Finance Director, Clynt Hall.

A qualified accountant, Clynt has extensive experience in senior finance roles within the healthcare sector, having previously worked for another care provider, which at the time operated around 300 care homes and cared for more 18,000 residents. Prior to that, Clynt has worked for a number of other successful multi-site businesses.

Whorlton Hall’s Activity Hub is Now Open!

Activity Hub11   

Whorlton Hall’s Activity Coordinators, Jamie Oliver and Audrey Jones, have been hard at work creating a brand new ‘Activity Hub’ that had its grand opening at the end of August.

Whorlton Hall is our independent hospital in the North East, located in a picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham. The team at Whorlton Hall supports individuals living with a learning disability and ensure they live full and active lives.

There was much excitement from both service users and staff with the announcement of the new Activity Hub and a full schedule was planned for its first week in action.

Me and My Support Group

Every so often in our services, the key worker groups change due to new staff joining and others leaving. Instead of staff deciding which person should be the key worker for each service user, they hand it over to the service users.