Dementia awards hat-trick

North Lanarkshire Partnership pick up their award
North Lanarkshire Partnership pick up their award
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THE power of partnership in Lanarkshire has netted a hat-trick of awards at a national event celebrating work geared to helping people with dementia.

Scotland’s Dementia Awards showcase creativity, innovation and dedication that make a real difference to the daily lives of people with dementia and their families across Scotland when organisations, groups and teams work together.

There were over 90 applications and, after much deliberation, the judging panel narrowed the shortlist down to three initiatives for six categories.

Partners in Lanarkshire were shortlisted for three of those categories at Thursday’s glittering event at Hampden Stadium – and swept up in all to take the triple crown.

The winners were — North Lanarkshire Partnership’s Dementia: Everyone’s Business! in the Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative category, The University of the West of Scotland’s Preparing the Nurses of the Future programme in the Best Educational Initiative category and NHS Lanarkshire’s Age Specialist Service Emergency Team (ASSET) in the Best Acute Care Initiative category.

Ian Ross, chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “We’re delighted these projects have been nationally recognised in this way and it’s testament to hard work, creativity and joined-up working from all the partners involved.”