Dyneley House Surgery wins award
We understand that we have an ageing population and with that comes a range of health issues such as dementia. Whether a care home, healthcare facility or a public building, we are very aware of how getting the design right can not only counter the impairments which come with dementia but also address the way in which people with dementia are engaged.
We have recently worked with Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton to re-configure their entrance and waiting areas to make it more accessible to all its patients, with a particular focus on its dementia patients. The surgery has won a national award for its 'Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities' in the Dementia-Friendly Awards 2015 organised by the Alzheimer's Society. The practice staff, including Practice Manager, Antony Radley, are pictured above with Angela Rippon who presented the surgery with their award.
Dr Colin Renwick, the CCG's Clinical Chair applauded 'GPs, Antony and all the staff for their innovative steps to make the practice dementia friendly which are clearly making a real difference to patients with dementia and their carers'.
We are incredibly proud to have been part of the team that delivered a scheme that was about breaking down barriers - whether related to age, gender, access or health issues. Well done to all those involved!
More details about the project can be found here