Lionel and Connie - it is you isn't it???

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by fearful fiona, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Clive

    Clive Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    716
    HI Connie

    Just caught up with your Today broadcast.

    You sounded so professional with your “I will pick up on what you said” comment.

    Thanks for helping to put the concern to the wider public.

    Regards

    Clive
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thanks for your kind words Clive.

    For me it was all bit surreal. I was in Colchester in a studio on my own, just headphones and microphone. Neil Hunt was in London with the interviewer.

    Still mesdia coverage has been good, and the profile does need to be raised for 'good care'. I was glad to have been asked to help.
     
  3. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Dear Connie,i can't believe that your article has made heads turn at head office.I was trying to get hold of my on call manager this afternoon,she was in a meeting.I tried another manager,she was in a meeting.I tried yet another manager,he was in a meeting.I finally left a message at the home where the meeting was taking place for my on call manager to ring after the meeting.I eventually got a call back,i needed advice on a resident who was admitted to hospital and was ready for discharge even though they were hallucinating(the resident doesn't have A/Z),hitting out,falling when mobilising!.My immediate reaction was that staff would be unable to cope with the resident if they rerurned as most staff have no training in dealing with these situations.Clare (on call manager) informed me that the managers meeting was about YOUR articele that i emailed to H.O.The powers that be have decided that dementia training will benefit all staff wether in a dementia setting or not.Courses to be organised A.S.A.P.Thanks Connie you've done a lot of carers and residents a "good turn"(lanky speak).Although i have had dementia training,i will be doing it again to support my colleagues,the course is very intense.
    thanks again Connie.
    love elainex
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,920
    Kent
    What fantastic news Elaine.
     
  5. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    It is good news Sylvia,but isn't it wrong that it takes media attention give the heirarchy the kick up the a**e needed to ensure residents have the care they need.I do blame the government somewhat though.They have changed the rules about A/Z and Dementia sufferers not being admitted to residential care settings.Apparentley residential homes do not need to be registered for this anymore.A bit unfair when the staff are not trained to deal with the disease.And even more unfair on the sufferers.i feel a rant coming on!

    love elainex
     

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