Danshell recognises outstanding employees
Created: Friday, 06 May 2016 00:00
Danshell has acknowledged the fantastic contributions made by members of its team.
The Danshell Staff Recognition Awards honoured staff who have gone above and beyond in supporting both service users and colleagues.
A number of awards were presented during a gala dinner, held at the Marriot Hotel in York. The winners were:-
- Family Carer Choice Award 2016 - Lisa Gardner, Service Manager at Oaklands in Hexham.
- Unit Support Individual of the Year 2016, Julie Lonsdale, Business Support Administrator for Scottish services.
- Service Manager of the Year 2016 - Sibusiso Mudimbu, Service Manager at Old Leigh House in Essex
- Outstanding Newcomer 2016 – Evelyn Griffiths, Care Support Worker at Redlands in Darlington.
- Nurse of the Year 2016 - Nicola Darby, Deputy Manager and Nurse at Yew Trees in Essex.
- Support Worker of the Year 2016- Kirsty Kerr, Senior Care Support Worker at, Ranaich House in Dunblane.
- Outstanding Team of the Year 2016 - Hope House Staff team from Hartlepool.
- Outstanding Clinical Contribution 2016 - Susan Wood, Occupational Therapist for Danshell’s South East services
- Directors Special Recognition Award 2016 - Sandra Ashton, Mental Health Act Manager for all Danshell services.
Mel Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer at Danshell, said: “I have recently joined Danshell and one of my first jobs was to read through around 700 nominations for the staff awards.
“It was a fantastic way to get to know the business and the staff and I was blown away by the achievements of our employees. The awards night was inspiring and I’m really proud to be working with such an amazing team.”
Efi Hershkovitz, Executive Chairman of Danshell, said: “I believe that people should be recognised for their hard work, and going above and beyond in what they do. The awards celebrate people who have been nominated by their peers for their hard work and dedication in providing an exemplary standard of care.
“However, there are many more individuals carrying out sterling work in our services and I would like to personally congratulate every single member of the Danshell team for their achievements this year.”
New CEO Appointed at Danshell
Created: Friday, 08 April 2016 00:00
Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Mel Ramsey as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mel brings a wide range of experience with more than 20 years within the healthcare sector. She joins Danshell from New Century Care, where she managed a business with 27 care homes, supporting more than 1200 people.
Other roles include senior positions at Embrace Group and Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group.
A qualified nurse, Mel has significant experience developing and maintaining robust clinical governance systems and a proven track record in delivering market leading services in the sector.
She takes over from current CEO Andrew Murray who will become Development Director.
Andrew Murray will focus on the development of the business; working with the business development and property teams to source potential acquisitions and shape new and existing services to meet the needs of local commissioners.
Andrew Murray said: “I am leaving the day to day operation of the business in extremely capable hands having completed the turnaround of the business. Mel is an experienced, skilled and accomplished senior manager who I am sure will bring her own ideas and impetus to Danshell, with the full support of the Board.
“I am keen to slightly reduce my professional responsibilities but I am fully committed to playing a significant but bespoke role in delivering Danshell’s Corporate Strategy on developments, which will cement its place as a leading provider of care services for people living with learning disability, autism and complex needs.
“I am looking forward to working with Mel and the Board to achieve our aims and ambitions.”
Mel Ramsey said: “I am absolutely delighted by the opportunity to be joining the team at Danshell, and continuing the excellent work leading and shaping the future of this very successful group is hugely exciting.
Danshell is well positioned to meet the opportunities and challenges in the sector as we continue to deliver our corporate strategy towards becoming a leading provider of high quality specialist care and support”
Efi Hershkovitz, executive chairman at Danshell, said: “I’d like to thank Andrew for his exceptional work as chief executive. He leaves the role with the company in excellent shape, providing the very highest quality of care and support to service users.
“Mel Ramsey is the ideal person to take over Andrew’s mantle and continue to drive the business forward.”
Mel will also work alongside other fellow directors Stephen Greenwood, finance director and corporate development director Ori Zaidman to further develop the business.
Danshell, which was founded in 2010, has grown rapidly to become one of the largest independent sector providers of specialist learning disability services with 23 services across the country.