#DAW2017 Western Isles Tour – Day Two

“After a wonderful first day with Denise Symington, Patient Focus & Public Involvement and Elizabeth Selby, Dementia Nurse Consultant NHS Western Isles we set of early morning on the next stage of the tour.

We stopped off again at Taigh A’Chridhe Uile Naomh Care Home In South Uist to meet and chat with Libby from Taghsa Uibhist, Margaret from the Arora project and was so lovely start to the day as we had spent yesterday with passionate caring people.

And sampling the wonderful local community memory boxes that travel round the island to share local stories and evoke special memories.

We then headed back to Benbecula to meet and give a talk to the Integrated Community Health and Care Team.  Big thanks to Mary Machenzie, Christine Lapsley and all community nurses for the kindness and opportunity and by great chance Mary had been nominated to attend our Concert for Caring  a few years back.

We then dropped by to meet the wonderful team at Uist and Barra hospital’s.  Massive thanks to Angus McLennan and the team for the wonderful welcome and great kindness.

We then headed to the ferry and after the most beautiful journey we stopped of at Harris House Care Home to chat with Shona and Peggy who gave us a short tour, kind conversation and some home baking 🙂

As like yesterday today has been a day meeting amazing people surrounded by beauty that is hard to describe.

So as I look forward to day three with Dianne and Elizabeth meeting more people who do wonderful work across these beautiful islands I will leave you with great thanks and glad to have spent time with great people.  Below is a few photos of the great views.
Thank you Western Isles, the people, beauty, pledges and kindness”


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5 comments on “#DAW2017 Western Isles Tour – Day Two
  1. […] Scotland. Margaret Joan met him first in South Uist and showed him the Memory Box, which he blogged on Dementia Carer Voices. Then Paula heard his emotional talk in Stornoway (many tears there!) and gave a talk about the […]

  2. […] 1st June – We set out early to drive to the ferry and go across to meet Margaret Joan with the Crofting Memory box to take to the Tommy Whitelaw event at Sacred Heart Care Centre in South Uist. Margaret Joan did an excellent job talking about the project with Tommy and really enjoying his company. Great pictures and blog too! […]

  3. […] with NHS Western Isles. It involved talks on a different island each day. See blogs for Day One, Two and Three, and see shortly for Tommy’s report on Day Four and […]

  4. […] with NHS Western Isles. It involved talks on a different island each day. See blogs for Day One, Two and Three, and see shortly for Tommy’s report on Day Four and […]

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