The Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief have been named Dementia Pleasant Organisation of the 12 months on the prestigious Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Pleasant Awards. They had been deemed to have an excellent stage of funding into enhancing the lives of individuals residing with dementia.
Sue Phelps, Nation Director of Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, mentioned: “There are 45,000 individuals residing with dementia in Wales and the emergency companies play an important position of their security and wellbeing. It’s essential that their assist wants are absolutely understood and met.
“Changing into a dementia-friendly organisation would not at all times imply an enormous funding. Usually it’s nearly organisations assessing the way in which they ship companies and altering the way in which they reply.”
From inviting individuals with dementia to go to their fleets and companies and make strategies for enhancements, to delivering a information to communication for employees and volunteers, the Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief has put individuals residing with dementia on the coronary heart of their companies.
Alison Johnstone, Programme Supervisor for Dementia from the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Belief mentioned: “We’re so proud and amazed by this achievement. The Welsh Ambulance Service is doing a lot to enhance the experiences of individuals residing with dementia.
“We’re completely on the entrance line with reference to serving to individuals with dementia entry and use emergency companies and there are such a lot of extra issues that we nonetheless must make occur. Now we have an enormous dedication to enhance experiences for individuals in Wales residing with dementia. ”
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