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Hospital Dementia Cafe Welcomes Donation

23 August 2018

Local News

Written byPhil MacKechnie

Hospital Dementia Cafe Welcomes Donation

The Shrewsbury branch has been working closely over the last 12 months with Karen Breese, Dementia Specialist Nurse and her team at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), supporting the ‘Golden Moments’ Dementia Cafe, which provides ongoing support and activities for patients and outpatients living with dementia.

On Tuesday 31st July, Radfield Home Care kindly donated a much needed ‘all singing, all dancing’ branded ‘Dementia Cafe’ activity trolley that can be wheeled from ward to ward, providing greater flexibility for the location of each cafe meet.

The cafe opened in April 2017, following a successful launch of the ‘Precious Moments Dementia Cafe’ at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. The cafe is held every first and third Tuesday of the month and is run by the dementia team, volunteers on Ward 21 and members of the care team from Radfield Home Care and is open to patients, carers and members of the public, providing an opportunity for people to meet with others living with dementia, to share their experiences and to have a chat over a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Trudie Meredith on behalf of Radfield Home Care Shrewsbury commented,

“We love working with Karen and her team at the RSH, and over the last few months have talked about how we can assist further in supporting the dementia cafe. Receiving the trolley as a donation from Radfield, was the icing on the cake for the team, as it means the Dementia Cafe can become mobile and reach the needs of many more patients and outpatients at the hospital to join in the wonderful activities the hospital provides for those living with Dementia. Presenting the trolley to the team yesterday was a very proud moment for Radfield and the Shrewsbury branch team, and we look forward to working on new and exciting projects with the hospital in the coming months.”

Karen Breese, Dementia Specialist Nurse at RSH commented,

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Radfield Home Care. The cafe and its activities makes such a huge difference to the health and well-being of people living with dementia, as it provides a wonderful and fun environment to spend quality time with family, carers, and staff from the hospital and Radfield, engaging in activities at the café.”


Phil MacKechnie

Phil MacKechnie

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My passion is to help home care business owners start and grow their businesses and promote Radfield’s purpose and mission.

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