South Sefton Memory Service earns ‘Excellent’ rating from Royal College of Psychiatrists

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PRESS RELEASE

                                            18 May, 2015

 

South Sefton Memory Service earns ‘Excellent’ rating from Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

South Sefton Memory Service have marked Dementia Awareness Week by becoming the latest Memory Service run by Mersey Care NHS Trust to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

Based at the South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre in Waterloo, South Sefton Memory Service achieved the rating under the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP) and follows Mossley Hill Hospital and Southport/North Sefton Memory Services in achieving the highest possible rating.

 

“We are delighted at this rating,” said Dr Deep Majumdar, the Consultant       Psychiatrist with the South Sefton Memory Service.

 

“We found the MSNAP very useful and participating in this programme has  led us to building on the services we provide to people with dementia and memory problems. We aim to maintain the excellent rating that we have been awarded and we would like to thank all service users, carers and staff who helped us achieve the rating.”

 

Mersey Care’s Memory Services aim to put the person living with Dementia first, providing practical advice and emotional support from the very start.

Our community and hospital based services for people living in Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby offer specialist assessment, medication, post diagnostic support, peer support groups, courses for carers, and therapies, including those recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

 

The service is designed to promote independence and quality of life. Our team of nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, doctors and psychologists work together to provide services within people's homes which also delivers support throughout the experience of Dementia.

 

Memory Services must go through three steps to earn an ‘Excellent’ rating, an initial three-month self review of standards, followed by a visit from the Royal College of Psychiatrists which leads to an interim report to allow the service to give feedback, before the announcement of the final decision.

 

Mersey Care’s Memory Services will be attending a public dementia awareness day and drop-in between 11:00am to 3:00pm on 20 May, 2015 at Goodison Park, hosted by Everton’s in the community programme.

For further information contact: Communications on 0151-471-2336 or email communications@merseycare.nhs.uk or Myles Hodgson on 0151-473-2797/ 07794 059 031 and myles.hodgson@merseycare.nhs.uk