NHS staff who care for older people celebrate their good work


South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust is holding a special event at the Galpharm stadium on Friday 20th March to showcase and celebrate the excellent work of staff who work within the organisation’s older people’s services.

The Trust’s older people’s services provide care to local people who have mental health problems, including dementia, across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Individualised care is provided at hospital and community facilities as well as to people in their own homes. The event, called ‘Care Matters’, will be an opportunity for staff from across the Trust to share ideas and developments and learn from one another.

There will be several presentations on the day from keynote speakers and poster displays will provide information about the work of the various teams across the service. Carers and people who use services will also be on hand to offer their input.

The event is expected to attract 120 guests including staff, service users, carers and representatives from partner organisations.

The Trust’s assistant director of older people’s Sue Barton said, "This event will be a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of our dedicated staff who commit themselves to making a difference to the lives of older people in our community and their carers.

"There have been many developments within older people’s services that have proved us to be an innovative and forward thinking organisation as well as one that values people as individuals. We continue to be a step ahead but we wouldn’t be where we are today without the tireless work of our staff. This event is our way of saying thank you to staff in our older people’s services and giving them the recognition they deserve as well as learning from each other to make further improvements."

NHS staff who care for older people celebrate their good work

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