Our Service Level Agreement to support NHS Western Isles Hospital with Alzheimer Scotland to run weekly Memory cafes on the ward has come to an end for the pilot series.
Yesterday, we all met to discuss going forward and it was agreed to recommence from September for three months, with evaluation at the end of it. Heather came along and took excellent notes in three colours, while offering to redesign the evaluation process to support the project’s sustainability.
Senior Nurse Jimmy Myles said of our project ‘you are gently guiding us towards a sustainable service.’ Which puts our support in context, in addition to our innovation and enthusiasm!
Looking forward to continuing to support people through these social opportunities with low key but important support for people on the wards, their families and carers.
The ripple effects are interesting too. We discussed volunteering, training and awareness opportunities and scope for developing all of these aspects.