Healthlinc House, Welton, Lincolnshire- Specialist Learning Disability Hospital

Healthlinc House Learning Disability Hospital, Welton, Lincolnshire - Key Staff

Donna Fleming - Registered Hospital Manager

Donna Fleming, Hospital Manager at Healthlinc House in Welton, Lincolnshire

“I began my career in Health and Social care 29 years ago and have worked for Lighthouse Healthcare here at Healthlinc House since 2003. One of the things I really like about working for Lighthouse is the commitment they show to the individuals living within our services.

I first became interested in supporting people with learning disabilities when I was a volunteer for MENCAP as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

As a Registered Nurse and Registered Mental Health Nurse the part of my job I enjoy the most is spending time with the people that live here in Healthlinc House and guiding others in how best to provide them with opportunities, enabling them to live as positive a life as possible.

I get a real sense of job satisfaction when I can see that the people living here are happy or have made an achievement which is important to them.”

Heather Laing- Clinical Nurse Manager

“I have been working in Healthcare now for 20 years and am RNMH trained. My career began when I was doing some volunteer work with people with learning disabilities and felt that nursing was the direction I wanted to take.

I joined Healthlinc House in June 1998 as a Registered Nurse, then progressed to Charge Nurse and in 2010 bacame Clinical Nurse Manager.

I like my job because no two days are the same and I get a real sense of satisfaction seeing the patients provided with excellent care and enjoying the large variety of activities we have on offer here at Healthlinc House.”

Dr Hasit Vaidya - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Hasit Vaidya- Consultant Psychiatrist at Healthlinc House Specialist Learning Disability Locked Rehabilitation Service in Welton, Lincolnshire

"My interest in biology and medicine in particular is deeply rooted and began at a very young age. I have always empathised for the disabled and infirm and I’m a very patient centred clinician keeping my patients and their relatives as a priority. 

I have always been a great lover of animals and as a child cared for injured and unwell animals and wanted a career in veterinary science, but things took a different turn and I ended up being a Psychiatrist- a career I relish. 

I have been a Psychiatrist for the past 30 years and within this time have worked in most sub-specialities of Psychiatry either as a trainee or as a speciality Doctor. I obtained my basic medical qualification and post graduate qualification in India and earned my MRC Psych in 2007 in the UK. Prior to my arrival at Healthlinc House I had been working for the past six years as a Psychiatrist for forensic learning disability. I am an approved DOLS assessor and I am on the list of gender specialists by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service. 

I believe in the recovery orientated treatment model for my patients who generally have a severe mental illness. I have been fortunate to become a medic and care for my patients and apart from knowledge and skills which are mandatory for a Psychiatrist, I believe in the importance of attitude and values that a good Psychiatrist should have." 

Dr Jonathan Jones - Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jonathan Jones- Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Healthlinc House Specialist Learning Disability Locked Rehabilitation Service in Welton, Lincolnshire

"I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working in community and hospital settings in both mental health and learning disability services. I began my career in health and social care as a volunteer in a hostel for homeless men, then as a nursing assistant in a large psychiatric hospital in Northampton in the late 1970’s, also working for a Social Services department in a day centre for people with learning disability. This early experience was followed by a career in sales but i eventually found this emotionally unrewarding and returned to health and social care as a support worker with people with learning disability. It was in this role that I met, and was impressed by, the work of a Clinical Psychologist. 

My employment with Lighthouse Healthcare began in August 2014. There is something different about Lighthouse Healthcare as an employer that I really value, for example regular meetings involving the Chief Executive Officer and the value placed on the development of excellent clinical services. There are always challenges but I have felt valued and supported as a clinician. I am given the support to develop innovative approaches to working with clients who have struggled in other services. This and the development of our staff teams, give me the most satisfaction in my role."


Contact Details

To discuss the care and rehabilitation treatment services at this hospital in more detail, arrange a visit or make a referral please contact:

Janine Strange, Key Relationships Manager | Tel: 0800 954 2497

Tel: 01673 862000

Address: Healthlinc House, Cliff Road, Welton, Lincoln LN2 3JN - MAP

Donna Fleming, Hospital Manager |