Sheffield based STEPS Rehabilitation has announced the appointment of Patricia (Trish) Hibbert as Finance Director.

Trish, who has been at the company in the role of Financial Controller since 2018, will take up the post on 1st April 2021.

STEPS has undergone significant growth since first opening its doors in May 2017. During this time, it has cared for over 200 clients who have come to the facility to receive specialist and intensive rehabilitation treatment following serious illness or injury.

Trish is an experienced finance professional, having originally established her own accountancy firm over 30 years ago before moving into private industry.

“I have lived and worked abroad for a while, and in 2017 I also trained as a Psychotherapist. I hope that with my wide and varied experience I’ll bring some additional skills, beyond simply accountancy, to my role.” said Trish.

“I’m excited to be part of the Leadership team, helping to shape the future of the business with my involvement on several new initiatives that are in the pipeline. STEPS is a truly unique and inspiring place to work, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”

Family run STEPS delivers residential and day rehabilitation care to clients using a wide range of therapies. Clients include the NHS and insurance and private-funded clients who attend STEPS, having suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and / or complex trauma, as well as amputees who receive support pre-and post-receiving prosthetics.

Clients receive bespoke rehabilitation care packages that combine the latest in physical therapy techniques, such as aquatic therapy in their purpose-built hydrotherapy pool, alongside innovative therapies such as neurologic music therapy and Art psychotherapy. STEPS delivers the very best in rehabilitation care.

Founder and Business Development Director, Jules Leahy said: “Having established STEPS as leaders in the field of rehabilitation, we have ambitious plans to build on this success and develop further to deliver pioneering rehabilitation services not seen in the UK before. Strong financial management is necessary, and as a member of the Board Trish will play an even more pivotal role in helping us achieve this.”