Emergency Providers throughout Wales are working collectively to ship higher companies for individuals residing with dementia, their carers and households.

The Welsh Ambulance Service, 4 Welsh Police forces, Hearth and Rescue Providers and Mountain Rescue, are sometimes on the frontline with regards to serving to individuals residing with dementia, and now they’re coming collectively in a brand new coaching initiative that can guarantee emergency companies employees throughout Wales who come into contact with individuals affected by dementia, have the coaching and understanding to help them as absolutely as potential.

Alison Johnstone, Programme Supervisor for Dementia on the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Belief, chairs of the Blue Mild Dementia Group, which has set about enhancing companies advert experiences for individuals residing with Dementia who might have the assistance of Welsh emergency companies: “We all know that any emergency state of affairs is tense and that is very true for individuals residing with dementia,” explains Alison.

“Dementia is the largest well being and social care problem going through our society, we need to come collectively as a gaggle to help the communities that we stay and work in to turn out to be extra dementia pleasant.”

The group comes collectively as a part of wider work within the UK for the emergency companies to step up help individuals residing with dementia. It additionally shares greatest apply and studying from different companions.

Sue Phelps, Nation Director of Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, mentioned: “We’re delighted that the Blue Mild Emergency companies in Wales are uniting to enhance their companies for individuals with dementia.

“There are 45,000 individuals residing with dementia in Wales and the emergency companies play an important function of their security and wellbeing. It’s essential that their help wants are absolutely understood and met.

“Turning into a dementia-friendly organisation does not all the time imply a giant funding. Usually it’s nearly organisations assessing the best way they ship companies and altering the best way they reply.”

Along with the coaching programme, The Blue Mild Dementia Group has additionally been holding a collection of consciousness occasions in Wales, working with Dementia Help Teams to offer emergency companies employees with one of the best sources of knowledge and steering in coping with individuals residing with Dementia.

For extra info, please contact Alison Johnstone, Programme Supervisor for Dementia, Alison.Johnstone@wales.nhs.uk

Notes to editors:

Any media enquiries needs to be emailed to WAS.Communications@wales.nhs.uk or alternatively, name the Welsh Ambulance Providers NHS Belief communications division on 01745 532511


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