#DAW2017 Western Isles Tour – Day Three

Denise, Elizabeth and myself arrived late last evening after another amazing day and drive to Stornoway I sat down by the harbor early this morning reflecting on a wonderful few days so far spending time with people and backgrounds that make my heart smile.

The day started with great conversations, getting to know each other and a wee selfie. 
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Elizabeth Shelby, @NHSWI dementia nurse consultant, started the day by sharing the Dementia Strategy 2017 – 2020: a local perspective #DAW2017.

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This was followed by a presentation by George Pazio, @NHSWI dementia clinical nurse specialist,  sharing primary care dementia diagnosis and referral #DAW2017

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After Elizabeth and George, I was proud to have the opportunity to speak about my beautiful mum, Joan, our Dementia Carer Voices project, and our ‘Make a Difference ‘ campaign.

Next we had Denise sharing how the Western Isles NHS will be taking part in What Matters to You Day on June 6th 

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The first event of  the day was closed by Paula sharing the wonderful work of the Arora project 

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Including the wonderful local memory boxes. 

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After lunch we headed off to visit the wonderful memory garden.

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The garden was formally opened by Gordon Jamieson, CEO NHSWI, and Chris Anne Campbell, Nurse Director, who gave  great thanks to all the staff , families and volunteers who kindly donated time and materials to bring this garden to life, and make such a wonderful space  for patients, families and staff to share together and for personal reflections  

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After the garden we then dropped in at the wonderful Ceilidh that the staff put on for families.

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It was such a joyous hour of music dance conversation a true celebration of care keeping people at the heart, truly the heart of people and relationships. My heart was singing as loud as the vocalists.

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What a beautiful and joyful way to spend the afternoon and wonderful end to a wonderful Day Three. 

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Thank you Western Isles for the people, music, opportunity, pledges, and friendship 


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3 comments on “#DAW2017 Western Isles Tour – Day Three
  1. […] Tommy on Tour in the Western Isles Day three […]

  2. […] 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 […]

  3. […] 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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