Wast Hills hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has joined Newbus Grange in Darlington in receiving Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.
Both hospitals, which are part of the Danshell Group, have demonstrated their commitment to understanding autism and that they are setting the standard for autism practice. The endorsement highlights to commissioners, regulators, the people the hospitals support and their families, that the staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care and support.
Autism Accreditation is an internationally-recognised process of support and development for all those providing services to people with autism. It provides a structured framework and advisory support in order for the provision to reflect on its current practice and continue to develop in line with the latest thinking around working with people with autism.
Wast Hills is also one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, and Newbus Grange is rated ‘Good’.
Sharena Record, Divisional Managing Director for Danshell’s Central Division, said: “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the fantastic teams at Wast Hills and Newbus Grange who continue to provide quality care and an excellent service to the people we support. I am so proud of them all.”
Wast Hills and Newbus Grange are independent hospitals providing specialist support and services for adults on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs.