Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Dementia services in Ottery win prestigous award

BARBARA Moore (right), chief executive of the Community Hospitals Association, visits the Rowan and Linden centres in Ottery to speak to team leader Gaynor Appleby.

BARBARA Moore (right), chief executive of the Community Hospitals Association, visits the Rowan and Linden centres in Ottery to speak to team leader Gaynor Appleby.

Archant

An innovative service which helps older people with dementia in Ottery has won a prestigious national award.

The Rowan and Linden centres are among only eight winners of an Innovation and Best Practice in Community Hospitals Award for 2012.

The centres provide a safe haven and ongoing support for people with dementia, anxiety or depression, or who are socially isolated.

The chief executive of the Community Hospitals Association, who gave out the awards, said she was ‘very impressed with what they are doing at Ottery’.

Barbara Moore said: “The staff there are excellent and the service and care they provide for dementia patients is first-class.”

The Rowan and Linden centres are managed by Gaynor Appleby, team leader for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

She said: “The staff here have worked really hard to make this service the success it is and the feedback from individuals, carers and families has been very positive since we opened two years ago.

“To be recognised nationally is proof that what we’re doing is really proactive and positive for people with dementia.”

The Rowan centre at Ottery St Mary Hospital offers a 12-week assessment for individuals, who take part in a variety of activities under the watch of key workers, while carers and loved ones are given one-to-one support.

And the Linden day-centre provides activities and ongoing support for individuals and respite for carers.

0 comments

Other News Stories

A gifted and artistic Methodist minister, who penned the Herald’s Religion column for many years, will be remembered most of all for his unshakable faith. The Reverend Allan Bowers’ life was shaped from an early age by the church, the thrill of being in front on an audience and his love of painting.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

A new climbing wall has been officially opened at Ladram Bay Holiday Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:33

Lynette Talbot’s hard work and willingness to ‘get her hands dirty’ is recognised.

Read more
Yesterday, 04:30

A seaweed harvester from Sidmouth is feeling ‘quietly confident’ after being shortlisted to receive £100,000 worth of support from an organisation set up to help new food and drink businesses.

Read more
Fri, 16:33

Lewis Jefferies hopes to one day promote conservation and sustainability.

Read more
Fri, 14:40

RNLI lifeguards will return to East Devon’s beaches from Saturday (April 29) as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.

Read more
Fri, 13:00

The owner of an Ottery sweet shop has thanked the community as she opened her doors for the final time,

Read more
Fri, 11:40

Sidmouth’s Devon County Council hustings has been cancelled

Read more
Fri, 10:13

The Countess of Wessex will be in attendance at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Fri, 06:30

‘Selfish’ 4x4 drivers ‘trashing’ the beautiful countryside surrounding Sidmouth could be threatening England’s first wild beavers in more than 300 years.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications