Health board scoops award

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

NHS La­nark­shire, the health board that cov­ers Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang, scored a win at the Self Man­age­ment Awards.

NHS La­nark­shire and Chest Heart & Stroke Scot­land (CHSS) scooped Self Man­age­ment Part­ner­ship of the Year at the event, hosted by the Health and So­cial Care Al­liance Scot­land at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Camp­bell Chalmers, NHS La­nark­shire stroke nurse con­sul­tant, said the team was de­lighted with the win.

He ex­plained: “Stroke is a life-chang­ing con­di­tion and we know that peo­ple af­fected by it can fear an­other stroke which leaves them feel­ing anx­ious and de­pressed.

“We have a long-stand­ing part­ner­ship with Chest Heart & Stroke Scot­land and to­gether we recog­nised there was a need to make a dif­fer­ence and to do more to en­hance peo­ple’s re­cov­ery from stroke by us­ing self­man­age­ment ap­proaches.

“The ap­proaches we used have been specif­i­cally de­signed to ena b l e in­di­vid­u­als to build their con­fi­dence and give them a sense of con­trol back.

“Ou r nom­i­na­tion was in part­ner­ship with Mar­garet Somerville from CHSS for the range of self­man­age­ment ini­tia­tives we have un­der­taken to­gether. Th­ese in­clude in­di­vid­ual sup­port, group-based ac­tiv­ity, writ­ten resources and on­line resources.”

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