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Donna Ball

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Donna Ball
Case Manager
North West/Leeds
 
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Donna Ball qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986. During her training she gained experience in a multitude of areas including Accident and Emergency, Oncology, Urology, neurology both medical and surgical and adult rehabilitation. She went on to undertake further training and obtain qualifications in care of the premature/sick newborn and Registered Sick Children’s Nursing.

Between 1987 and 1995, Donna worked in Neonatal Intensive Care being responsible for neonates of 24 week’s gestation and above and their families. She provided specialist care for the premature and the sick neonate.

In 1995 Donna side stepped into the private sector and staffed for three years within a Children’s Hospice Setting caring for infants, teenagers and young adults with life limiting illness. During this time 6 months were spent acting up into the position of Nurse Manager. The Hospice was a place where life limited children/young adults and their families could take a break from life’s worries and heartaches.

2006 saw Donna transferring back into the private sector, working for a Nursing Agency which specialized in providing complex care. Amongst many clients that Donna cared for was a young boy who had been born prematurely with a very rare syndrome which resulted in numerous physical and developmental problems. As a result, he required round the clock care. Donna was responsible for planning and organizing his care regime which included tracheostomy care, gastrostomy feeding and support of his family and extended care team over a period of 15 months in order to help improve his social and developmental skills.

Her role consisted of providing high quality care to adult and pediatric Clients with a range of Complex Health Care Needs within their home environment. Complex Health Needs ranged from traumatic spinal cord injury and brain injury, degenerative conditions including Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease, birth injuries and congenital diseases.

Donna now combines her clinical nursing role with her work at Tania Brown Limited as a Case Manager working with both adult and child clients with complex brain and spinal cord injuries.

She has a specialist interest in adults and children with degenerative conditions, birth traumas and traumatic injury.

In addition to providing Case Management Services Donna’s nursing background allows her to provide Complex Teaching Packages, Clinical Training and Competency sign offs for support workers caring for clients with Complex Care Requirements empowering them with the appropriate knowledge and skills for them to carry out their roles confidently and competently.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Registered General Nurse – Sheffield School of Nursing                    1986

Care of the premature/sick newborn – Sheffield School of Nursing       1988

Registered Sick Children’s Nurse – Sheffield School of Nursing          1990

MA Medical Ethics & Law – Keele University                                         2003

 

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

 

NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council)

RCN (Royal College of Nursing)

BABICM (British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers)

CMSUK (Case Management Society UK)

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association)