Monthly Archives: June 2012

Angus launch of Butterfly Scheme to improve the safety and wellbeing of patients with dementia

The scheme allows people whose memory is affected by dementia to opt-in to having a discreet butterfly symbol placed next to their name.

Published on Saturday 30 June 2012 10:00

NHS Tayside has launched the ground-breaking Butterfly Scheme for acute hospitals in Angus, which aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of patients with dementia.

The Butterfly Scheme was officially launched in Perth Royal Infirmary in January by founder Barbara Hodkinson and is now being adopted across all acute hospital sites in NHS Tayside, the first Board in Scotland to adopt the scheme. Barbara, a carer whose mother had dementia, officially launched the scheme for Ninewells and Royal Victoria Hospitals on Thursday and, on Friday, was in Forfar to mark the roll- out of the scheme to Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Stracathro Hospital and Arbroath Infirmary.

Donation helps Emmbrook pupils become carers

Pupils thanked a Rotary Club that helped send them on a trip to become carers for a week.

By Jon Nurse
June 29, 2012
Past Rotary chairman Mike Beswetherick, pupils Barney Smith, 17, Hannah Jennings, 18, Leo Whyte, 17, Jodie Mitchell, 17, Chris Rowland, 16, Georgina Hubbarde, 17, Rotary chairman Miles Halliwell, and teacher Sam Martin.

Pupils thanked a Rotary Club that helped send them on a trip to become carers for a week.

Six sixth formers from The Emmbrook School were sent to an outdoor centre in Wales where they acted as full-time carers for pupils from Addington School, which caters for children with learning needs.

They joined pupils from Charters School in Ascot and Maiden Erlegh School in Reading at the centre in Tirabad, Wales, which is owned by the three schools.

Turkish baths offer spa treat for carers

The way we see it, we’re giving some of our time to people who are literally giving away part of their lives.

Published on Thursday 28 June 2012 11:21

A SPA in Sheffield which stakes a claim to having the oldest remaining Victorian Turkish baths in the world is planning to go ‘back to its roots’ with a major new charity scheme.

The baths, on Victoria Street off Glossop Road, were launched more than a century ago when the city was ridden with disease and the local population needed educating about the benefits of hygiene and clean water.

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