A MEDICAL medical director has been appointed for the Malsis Hall specialist care facility in Glusburn.

Dr Steve Wilkinson will lead the multi-disciplinary clinical team at the facility, and oversee clinical teams at other services run by the Enhanced Community Healthcare Options (ECHO) group.

Dr Wilkinson graduated from Newcastle University in 1991. He has worked as a consultant, clinical and medical director in the NHS and independent sectors.

Malsis Hall, formerly a private school, provides recovery and rehabilitation for people with mental health conditions, often resulting from psychological trauma.

Dr Wilkinson said: “The opportunity to offer a care pathway for residents to enable them to step down and build towards more independent community living is very rewarding, and to do so in a fantastic and therapeutic environment such as this is incredibly exciting.

“I am looking forward to working with the clinical team, which will expand as more people are admitted and new services are registered.”

D r Wilkinson will work alongside service director Lisa Gardner.