Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth appoints dementia lead

7 April 2021

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth has appointed a dementia lead from among its team to further strengthen its offering to patients with dementia.Plymouth dementia leads

Paul Soley, Physiotherapy Manager, has been appointed the new dementia lead. His role will see him ensuring that patients with dementia are receiving care tailored to their needs, that dementia-friendly facilities within the hospital (including a specially-designed dementia room on the ward) are maintained, that innovations relating to dementia care are assessed and adopted, and that colleagues are aware of the latest thinking in caring for patients with dementia.

Margaret Mahoney, Head of Nursing and Clinical Services at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth commented: “We are delighted that Paul has taken on this new role. We have a good reputation for caring for patients with dementia, and with team members dedicated to the area we are confident that we will continue to provide a level of care to those with dementia that is appropriate to their needs.”

Ian Sherriff BEM, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the University of Plymouth, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Rural Dementia Friendly Task and Finish Group and member of Prime Minister’s Dementia Champion Group, added: “The team at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth who are working with people living with dementia and their families are driving forward change and support to the most vulnerable and isolated individuals in their communities. I will finish with a quote which I think sums up all the hard work, energy and commitment that this team have focused on during the pandemic: ‘Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’”

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