The Memory Services National Accreditation Programme works with services to assure and improve the quality of memory services for people with memory problems / dementia and their carers.
People with first hand experience of using memory services including service users and carers are encouraged to get involved in all stages of the accreditation process.
Based at St Mary’s Hospital, the Island’s Memory Service is provided to Island residents by IOW NHS and the Local Authority and is for people of all ages who are experiencing memory loss. The service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, therapy, advice and support. Referral to the service is through your G.P.
The Memory Service is continually developing and the team has been complimented on its local contribution to implementing the Dementia Strategy. The Memory Services Accreditation Team were particularly impressed with this aspect of the team’s work and staff from a neighbouring mainland healthcare trust have recently visited the team on the Island and plan to use the service as a model for their own.
Karen Baker, Chief Operating Officer from IOW NHS commented “Achieving this accreditation is a tremendous reward for the hard work and dedication shown by the staff of the joint Memory Services team. I am very proud of what the team have achieved and the level of service that they provide our Island residents”.
Ian Anderson, Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing and Social Care from IOW Council said “This is an excellent achievement and highlights the level of commitment and pride the team takes when caring for their patients”.