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West Dunbartonshire Dementia Service Shortlisted for National Award

August 09, 2013 4:01 PM

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An integrated day service in West Dunbartonshire has been shortlisted for the national Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2013.

The awards recognise what can be achieved when people work together to improve the lives of people with dementia and celebrate good ideas, meaningful partnership working and practice excellence.

West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership Integrated Day Services have been shortlisted for Most Innovative Partnership Award.

John Russell, Head of Mental Health, West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership is delighted the innovative service is being recognised for the succesful work it has undertaken.

He said: “I am delighted that the team have been shortlisted and is testament to all their hard work with people living with dementia.

“Improved dementia support has been delivered by successfully combining traditional NHS day hospital functions and council day care, integrating services with the community mental health team.

“This service offers timely access to diagnosis and treatment; person-centred care planning for all stages of dementia; and non-drug interventions. It now serves more patients; provides greater carer support; and better encourages multi-disciplinary staff development.

“This demonstrates an integrated health and social care partnership providing clear leadership in using all its resources more effectively to improve the overall care experience.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors
Awards ceremony announcing the winners will take place on Thursday, September 19th at Hampden Park.

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