Award for Ottery dementia service
- Credit: Archant
AN Ottery dementia service has been showcased as a model of best practice at a national awards ceremony in Manchester.
The Rowan and Linden centres were among only eight winners of an Innovation and Best Practice in Community Hospitals Award.
Team leader Gaynor Appleby and community mental health nurse Yvonne Addington collected the accolade.
Gaynor said: “Yvonne and I were immensely proud to receive this award on behalf of the team.”
The centres are managed by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and offer ongoing support for people with dementia, anxiety or depression or who are socially isolated.
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The Rowan centre provides a 12-week assessment for individuals, who take part in a variety of activities with help from key workers, while carers and loved ones are given one-to-one support.
The Linden day centre provides activities and ongoing support for individuals and respite for carers.
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