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Participants at Songs for You are delighted to have received a donation of refreshments from ASDA Cannock for their next session.

Songs for You is a programme for people in the community with dementia, their carers and older adults, delivered by Arts for Health at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Cannock sessions take place at the beautiful St Thomas Church in Huntington.

Colleagues from three different services at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been chosen by Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy as nominations for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

English MPs were asked to select local entries for the awards which are designed to celebrate the work of all NHS staff and those who work alongside them to improve and join up care in their communities.

Each MP could nominate one entry in each of the award categories and Jeremy Lefroy has chosen SSSFT services to go forward in three of these;

Two Allied Health Professional (AHP) Assistants have been shortlisted in the national Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards for a reading for wellbeing therapy group delivered to patients on a low secure mental health inpatient unit in Shrewsbury.

Staff on an inpatient ward which provides care for older people with dementia at The Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury are celebrating after gaining accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The accreditation follows an in-depth review of the services, covering five domains; General Standards, including policies, protocols and staffing related issues; Timely and Purposeful Admission; Safety; Environment and Facilities; Therapies and Activities.


News Category for 2014