Hong Kong healthcare professionals on fact-finding mission to find out about dementia care
By poppy_smith | Monday, March 04, 2013, 18:14
A group of healthcare professionals from Hong Kong were welcomed to Westminster City Council's new Dementia Care Resource Centre this week.
The centre which offers a huge range of day activities, ranging from art, music and cookery sessions and hydrotherapy in a specialist pool was the focus for a study visit by the geriatric care specialists from the Tung Wah group of hospitals.
The specialists came to the Westbourne Park Road facility, in Westbourne Green, to learn about the high quality services for people with dementia offered by Westminster City Council and housing and care provider, Housing 21 which manages the centre,
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Westminster City Council's Cabinet member for Adult services said: "I am really pleased that our visitors, the health care professionals from the Tung Wah group of hospitals, are coming to our state of the art new Dementia Resource Centre to share approaches to the care of older persons and people with dementia.
"Care to some of our most vulnerable residents is of increasing importance to us all and it is only through sharing good practice that we can ensure that we can continue to deliver excellent services."
The centre which was remodelled by architectural experts for use by people with dementia, will be officially launched by the national spokeswomen on ageing and dementia care, Baroness Greengross on 15th March.