Dementia Champion Award

A number of people from the city have been honoured after graduating from an innovative training programme in professional dementia care at a ceremony in the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim.
We at Foyle Hospice are proud to say that among the recipients was Michelle McDuff, who works as a staff nurse in the In Patient Unit.
The dementia champions training programme was developed and provided in partnership by the Health and Social Care Board, the Public Health Agency, Connected Health, North West Regional College, the Department of Health and Atlantic Philanthropies.
Geraldine Lavery, head of Health at North West Regional College said 'The dementia champions programme exemplifies how much can be achieved in terms of health and social care workforce up skilling through partnership working. NWRC are proud to have worked collaboratively with Connected Health and Dementia Together NI to deliver a challenging, innovative and enriching programme of training which already is evidencing an impact on driving improved practice in dementia care practise'.

Foyle Hospice senior management team are delighted to have Michelle as a qualified Dementia Champion, which will undoubtedly benefit ongoing care provided to patients with dementia in the Inpatient Unit and in Day Hospice.
Congratulations to Michelle from all your colleagues in the Hospice, and in particular your medical and nursing colleagues who look forward to learning from you as we work as a team to provide high quality dementia care.

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