We are delighted to announce that we are in the running for an award in an amazing six of the 12 categories in the inaugural National Older People's Mental Health and Dementia Awards 2019 which are organised and sponsored by the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative.
Our Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service, which we run in partnership with Alzheimers Society, has made the shortlist in the category 'Community/Primary mental health services for people with dementia'. The Dementia Wellbeing Service has also been shortlisted in the 'Carer Support Services' category.
Beech Unit, our inpatient ward for older people at Torbay Hospital tops the shortlist in the category 'Mental health inpatient care for older people'.
In the category 'Depression, delirium and dementia care in care homes' our Devon Care Home Services is one of three finalists.
Devon Flow Coaching Academy Dementia and Delirium Pathway, which is a joint enterprise with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, made the grade in the category 'Addressing inequalities among older people with mental health issues/dementia'.
Last, but by no means least, congratulations to Caroline Cleverly, Nursing Assistant at Franklyn Hospital in Exeter, who is in the running in the category 'OPMH/dementia individual staff of the year (including volunteer staff)'.
We are co-hosting the awards ceremony in Bristol in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire NHS Trust. The ceremony is on Thursday 11 July 2019 and you will be able to following all the action as it happens on Twitter if you follow us @DPT_NHS.
Well done to all the teams and individual staff who make up the teams - you're all already winners for getting through to the final stage of judging.
We look forward to hearing your successes on the night!