The first Memory Cafe from Western Isles Hospital Erisort Ward took place today. A collaboration between Alzheimer Scotland, this project and the NHS.
Three patients from Erisort came and two from Med2. There were 2 Alzheimer Scotland staff, 4 NHS staff including senior nursing staff and OTs, 3 student nurses and three carers/relatives as well as myself from our project.
The session clearly benefitted people who came along, the animated expressions on their faces as they had the opportunity to chat with each other, student nurses and senior staff members about how it feels to be in hospital and where they are from etc. Was lovely to see. I could see that relatives were enjoying seeing their loved ones socialising and having fun.
The tea, coffee and cake went down very well too.
I will be taking a project session in on Friday and the Memory Cafe sessions will continue for another six weeks.
Paula Brown, Marion MacInnes and Denise Symington were at the session and I’ve also added the information images from the board, explaining why this is important.
See you next week! PB