Keswick’s new neurorehabilitation centre has strengthened its management team with a new appointment.
Calvert Reconnections have appointed Claire Appleton as head of service and Lorna Mulholland as registered manager.
Claire Appleton, an occupational therapist, has 23 years experience working in the NHS. Her passion has always been to work in the community setting and she has held various community roles including acquired brain injury, long term neuro conditions, neurological splinting and stroke rehab.
Five years ago, Claire moved into a management post in the NHS leading the Eden Community Rehab Team, developing strategic specialist leadership and management skills, and gaining valuable experience delivering high-quality health services.
Lorna Mulholland has 12 years specialised experience within the social care sector, principally in acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, mental health, and autism. She has an extensive knowledge base when delivering care within a residential and supported living setting with experience in complex challenging behaviour.
Lorna spent four years as part of a clinical team in the community within the private sector, working with two individuals who had long term neurological conditions. During this time, she spent a year working within the intensive care unit.
Calvert Reconnections will open its doors on June 21 – bringing an exciting new dimension to brain injury rehabilitation, having developed the UK’s first residential brain injury rehabilitation programme combining traditional clinical therapies with physical activity in the outdoors.
The centre is a beautifully adapted grade II listed building, providing real-life rehabilitation in a real-life setting.