New manager appointed at Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle


Danshell Group has promoted Chris Shield to Service Manager of Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle, County Durham.


Chris started his career as a Support Worker in 1996, before completing his nurse training in 2003.


For the last three years he has been Deputy Manager of Newbus Grange, another Danshell service, near Darlington, which supports service users living with autism and learning disabilities. While working at Newbus Grange, Chris was shortlisted for Learning Disability Nurse of the Year in the National Learning Disability Awards.


Chris said: “I am impressed at the levels of care provided at Whorlton Hall and am enjoying getting to know the people we support, their families and staff.

“I am looking forward to managing the hospital and ensuring it continues to provide high quality, person centred support, enabling people to live their lives as independently as possible.”


Karen Urwin, Danshell Group Director of Operations North East, said: “Chris always supports the values of Danshell, with an emphasis on providing quality care, supporting the well-being of service users, and helping them develop their full potential.


“He has demonstrated real enthusiasm and commitment during his years with the company and already is showing his dedication to staff and the people we support in his new role.”


Whorlton Hall is an independent hospital located in the picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham. It provides assessment and intervention for men and women living with a learning disability.


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