Amy Childs, our Midlands Consultant Nurse, has had a busy year, with a trio of award shortlistings this year alone. Amy gained recognition as the Service Manager of Wast Hills, leading the team to achieve an Outstanding with the CQC. The team at Wast Hills have continued this trend of excellence, also being shortlisted for three awards in 2017.
Of the three awards Amy has been a finalist for, she has won two of them, which is a huge achievement. Her accolades are:
- Finalist for the Nurse Leader Award at the Nursing Times Awards
- Winner of the Senior Manager Award at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards
- Winner of the Rising Star Award at the Laing Buisson Awards
We are so proud of Amy for her outstanding achievements being shortlisted and winning these prestigious awards. Amy is characteristically modest of her recent success, saying,
“I’m so proud to work for Danshell and within the Central Divisional team. What I have achieved this year in my personal career is purely due to the support around me and the opportunities provided to me by Danshell.
"The service users we work with teach us to be better clinicians on a daily basis. The support from inspirational Managers, clinicians and a dedicated direct care team has led to the Division working in unison and I can honestly say I have never met a team with such passion.
"The opportunity to progress to a Consultant Nurse has been led by the people pushing me and guiding me and a Divisional Director and Line Manager who have put trust in me. I am enjoying this role immensely. I love that, although the role is challenging, with the support of the Governance Team I feel that I can make a real difference.
"I am so grateful for the awards presented to me, but each should be a team award as all my achievements have been a team effort.”