Chance to tour de­men­tia unit

Middleton Guardian - - A-LEVELS -

PENNINE Acute Hos­pi­tals NHS Trust is host­ing a free ‘talk and tour’ of a new de­men­tia unit.

The new 10-bed Oa­sis unit at Rochdale In­fir­mary will of­fer pa­tients from Mid­dle­ton, Hey­wood and Rochdale who present or who are re­ferred to the hos­pi­tal with a safe and suit­able pur­pose-built en­vi­ron­ment to sup­port re­cov­ery, as well as ac­cess to nurs­ing and men­tal health staff.

The event will be an op­por­tu­nity for staff, the pub­lic and trust mem­bers to en­joy a cup of tea and bis­cuit and to speak with staff and pa­tients to learn more about the con­di­tion and how to cope with it.

The unit is be­lieved to be the first of its kind in a hos­pi­tal set­ting in Eng­land.

The ser­vice is pro­vided by a team of doc­tors, nurses and health­care pro­fes­sion­als. Along with a so­cial worker from Rochdale coun­cil so­cial ser­vices, the staff have spe­cial­ist skills in el­derly care, de­men­tia and men­tal health care.

The tour takes place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30, be­tween 2pm and 3pm.

Spa­ces are lim­ited on the tour. To book a place con­tact An­gela Green­wood on 01706 517302 or email mem­ber­

Walk­ers marched from Mid­dle­ton to Manch­ester city cen­tre over the week­end on the An­nual Peter­loo Me­mo­rial March.

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