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Wirral nurse chosen as the regional winner in the Care and Compassion Award (…)

 

Emma Taylor, Nurse Practitioner for Older People, is celebrating after being chosen as the regional winner in the Care and Compassion Award category of NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. Emma, who has a special interest in Dementia and Alzheimer’s, will be attending a ceremony at the House of Commons on 4 July when the national winner will be announced.

 

Emma was selected from 800 nominations for her work with dementia patients and their families and the ‘Forget Me Not’ sticker system she has implemented in people’s homes.

 

The ‘Forget Me Not’ stickers alert health and social care professionals that the person living there has Dementia or Alzheimer’s, and can help staff understand a situation that they may be responding to or assessing.

 

Emma said: “I am very proud and surprised to have been chosen as the regional winner for the Care and Compassion Award category, particularly as there is so much good work happening across the region.  I have a real passion for the care of people with dementia and due to the increasing number of people living with this condition I felt that dementia awareness and care provision within the community needed to improve.

 

Working with patients and partner organisations I introduced a new initiative to improve dementia awareness amongst health and social care professionals within the community.”

 

Emma has worked with a number of partners including the voluntary sector, local care agencies, North West Ambulance Service, Merseyside Police, and Merseyside Fire Service to ensure they are all familiar with the ‘Forget Me Not’ sticker system.

 

Karen Howell, the trust’s Chief Executive, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Emma has been chosen as the regional winner. She has attended carer support meetings, peer support groups and dementia friendly social events to ensure this project successfully engages and resonates with the target groups.

 

Her empathy towards the families and patients she works with is admirable and she is committed to making a difference in people’s lives.  She is a worthy winner and deserved of this success, and reflects the caring and compassionate nature of the services that we provide across the trust.  She is a great ambassador for community services.”

Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2018 15:50

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