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NHSGGC dementia service named as finalist in Scotland’s Dementia Awards

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A dementia service run by NHSGGC has been shortlisted in Scotland’s Dementia Awards and named as a finalist in the Best Hospital Care Initiative category.

Winners will be announced during World Alzheimer’s Month on 20 September at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

PICC Appropriately! is an NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde service which aims to make things easier for patients with dementia and/or delirium.  Patients in hospital often require venous access for bloods and to administer IV therapies.  Repeated attempts at venous access can be stressful and uncomfortable.

The aim of the PICC Appropriately! service is to provide reliable venous access for this patient group and minimise stress associated with multiple attempts at gaining venous access. Inserting these devices at the patient’s bedside reduces hospital movements which can exacerbate their condition.  Family, friends or carer can also be present to support the patient and improve patient experience.

Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 7th annual Awards. The Awards programme sets out to celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference for people living with dementia and their families.

Rigorously judged by a panel of leading social service, third sector and health professionals alongside people with dementia and carers, the Awards celebrate creative approaches and collaboration, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice and care.

Nicola Wyllie, Vascular Access Senior Charge Nurse said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted in Scotland’s Dementia Awards. As a Dementia Champion I have worked hard to improve the Vascular Access Service and make it more accessible for patients with dementia.  We are proud to be making a difference and improving outcomes for this patient group”.

Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive, on behalf of the partners, said: “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the great achievements of projects and teams involved in dementia care and support across Scotland.

“We are thrilled to see so many positive collaborations taking place, helping to address stigma, break down barriers and ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. We look forward to celebrating the work of all our finalists and winners on the day.”

Scotland’s Dementia Awards will award the following five categories: Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Best Community Support Initiative, Best Educational Initiative, Best Hospital Care Initiative and Most Innovative Partnership.

Dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge faced by society today. There are 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and it is now estimated that 20,000 people every year will be diagnosed with the condition by 2020. For further information about Scotland’s Dementia Awards please visit www.sda.alzscot.org. If you have any further queries about the awards event please contact us on Tel: 0141 410 0104 or email [email protected]. Join the conversation at #SDAs18.

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For more information about the finalist contact: NHSGGC press office on 0141 201 4429 or [email protected]

For more information about Scotland’s Dementia Awards contact:

Alzheimer Scotland

 

NHS Education for Scotland

Scottish Social Services Council

Elaine Nixon,

PR Manager

Tel: 01315140013

[email protected] 

Mary-Jo O'Brien

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel. 0131 656 3213

[email protected]

Lorraine Wakefield, Senior Communications Officer
Tel: 01382 317922 [email protected]

 

 

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