Dementia meeting centre may be established at Wareham Hospital

12 June 2019

On the 10th June, Purbeck's Admiral Nurse, Rachel Murray, hosted a public meeting to see if there was support for setting up a Purbeck Dementia Support Centre at Wareham Hospital. To start with, the centre would be open once a week and be based on the UK Meeting Centre Support Program which is championed by the Association of Dementia Studies at University of Worcester.

Rachel explained why one is needed in Purbeck, how it would work, then answered questions and addressed concerns. The people at the meeting supported setting up a centre and agreed to form a group to discuss and consider the practicalities in the hope that the centre could open in September or October this year. Initially the centre would open once a week and be run by volunteers. The centre would be free to all who needed its help. The UK Meeting Centre Support Program is endorsed by the NHS, Dorset Council, Dementia UK and the University of Worcester.

For more information go to www.worcester.acuk/discover/uk-meeting-centres-support-programme.htmi

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