Five members of Trust staff have been recognised at an awards ceremony celebrating the best in local dementia care.
Lead nurse Dan Slater, education and training co-ordinator Natalie McCarthy, nurse consultant Andrew Stones, advanced nurse practitioner Allie Singer and community memory nurse Maggie Brookes were nominated for the Best of Barnsley Dementia Care Awards which took place on Thursday 30 January at Barnsley Metrodome.
Maggie went on to be chosen as the overall winner of the ‘Best dementia nurse’ category. Senior memory worker Adrienne Miller, who nominated Maggie, said: “I can honestly say that Maggie is an inspiration to other nurses, I for one look up to her and if I could pick anyone to care for any of my own family members it would be Maggie every time.”
Dan Slater was nominated for always considering the emotional, physical, psychological and social health of the people he cares for.
Natalie McCarthy was nominated for building relationships with care homes and offering education and training opportunities to staff in order to enhance and improve patient care.
Allie Singer’s commitment to improving knowledge, skills and expertise within the Barnsley memory assessment and support service earnt her a nomination.
Andrew’s nomination came in recognition of the 15 years he has spent setting up and leading Barnsley memory services, working tirelessly for an excellent service.
64 people were nominated for 13 awards at the event, where national, regional and local speakers also brought attendees up to date with the latest dementia research and future plans.