A two-day, bespoke training course designed by two senior charge nurses in Fife has won a prestigious award.
Their hard work saw NHS Fife pick up the Best Educational Initiative at Scotland’s Dementia Awards in Glasgow last week.
Coinciding with World Alzheimer’s Day, the awards celebrate the achievements of those making a difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their families.
Enhancing Inpatient Care using the Promoting Excellence Framework was developed by Gillian Grubb and Kerry Lowe.
The two senior charge nurses at Stratheden Hospital struck on the idea when new health care assistants joined their wards.
Gillian said: “They had never worked in a hospital setting before or with people who had dementia.
“We wanted to ensure they had the knowledge and skills required to work with our dementia patients and their families.
“So together we developed a two-day, bespoke training programme to enhance the knowledge and skills of staff who work with people living with dementia, their carers and relatives.”