Darren joined STEPS in August 2020 as Clinical Nurse Educator.
Darren worked for many years locally in the cutlery industry, he then decided to follow a long held desire to train as a nurse 18 years ago. He initially worked as a support worker in Neuro Rehabilitation at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals before qualifying in 2008 as a nurse.
Darren began his career as a qualified nurse at The Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. His role was in the acute setting caring for a range of patients with Tetraplegia and Paraplegia, including newly acquired injuries and ventilated and tracheostomy patients and helping individuals come to terms with their injuries and begin the process of rehabilitation and rebuilding their lives.
He has a passion for this area of nursing and has always enjoyed the teaching aspect of his role, with patients, students and team members.
In November 2019 Darren began work with the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) as a SCI Nurse Specialist for the North East of England. He very much enjoyed this role and it enabled him to add to his knowledge and experience.
Darren now hopes to bring together all of his experiences from the last 18 years coupled with his passion and enthusiasm for nursing and education to help the development of the team and more importantly the clients here at STEPS.
When not at work, Darren is an avid football and sports fan, he loves gardening and walking travelling.
Weakness, all chocolate and any sport!