Published: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Golden Jubilee staff become Dementia Champions

 

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As part of Dementia Awareness Week, three members of staff from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital have recently graduated from the prestigious Dementia Champions programme.

               

The latest graduates are Staff Nurse Pamela Gildea, Senior Physiotherapist Katie Lyon (pictured aboved, left) and Senior Occupational Therapist Claire Murray (pictured above, right), who join the current list of champions currently working at the Golden Jubilee.  

 

The Dementia Champions Programme, commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), aims to improve the experiences and outcomes of care and treatment for the growing number of people with dementia being cared for inScotland’s acute hospitals. It is part of a wider set of actions, driven by the Scottish Government’s commitment to develop a workforce capable of working with people with dementia in the acute care setting.

 

Eleanor Lang, the Golden Jubilee’s Age Equality Lead and Clinical Educationand Improvement Nurse, congratulated the Champions on their achievement, saying: “Pamela, Katie and Claire have worked incredibly hard to complete the course we could not be prouder of our new Dementia Champions.

 

“Going forward, they will play a crucial role in continuing to improve our services for patients with dementia, their families and carers. Providing the highest standard of care for patients suffering from dementia is a priority at the Golden Jubilee and we will continue to find new, innovative, ways to develop and improve our services to make sure this is the case.”

 

Dementia Awareness Week 2014 runs from Sunday 18 till Saturday 24 May. For more information on the Dementia Champions Programme, follow the link below:

 

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/mental-health-and-learning-disabilities/our-work/dementia.aspx

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