Angela Rippon's Health Hero is Nellie Minnema

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Mental health, News on 7th November, 2017

The Daily Mail has launched its new Health Hero awards campaign to honour unsung medical heroes.

Journalist and presenter Angela Rippon's Health Hero is Nellie Minnema, previously one of our psychiatric nurses, now retired. Nellie worked in older people's services in west Devon and supported Angela with her mother Edna's dementia. 

Angela says: "When Mummy was diagnosed with dementia 13 years ago, I faced a wave of emotions - guilt, fear and confusion, but Nellie was our lifesaver. While it was a relief to have a diagnosis, it was terribly sad and it left me with a lot of questions about what to do next and what was best for her."

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