HOSPITAL governors are hailing their first community health meeting a success after staff and the public enjoyed “a lively debate focussed on dementia”.
The event was held at Rawmarsh People’s Centre and was aimed at answering the public’s questions on the issue.
Lead nurse Maria Palmer talked about how Rotherham Hospital Trust is using a small forget-me-not flower on patients’ notes and name badges to help staff support and treat those who have dementia.
Liz Hopkinson, service manager from the Rotherham Alzheimer’s Society and deputy chair for the local Dementia Action Alliance for Rotherham talked about the impact of dementia and the developments in care across the community.
Their next community health meeting will be held on March 31 at Springwell Garden Community Centre at 12.30pm.
Consultant Dr Ahmed Hafiz will discuss global and local perspectives on diabetes and ageing.
All members of the public are welcome to attend the free talks and refreshments are provided.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
To book your place, call 01709 427800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.