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Tom's Club for dementia patients is shortlisted for a Health Service Journal Award
A service for dementia patients and their carers has been shortlisted for an award in recognition of its “pioneering” work.
Tom’s Club, run by a small team at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, is in with a chance of winning the Innovation in Mental Health accolade at the Health Service Journal Awards.
The club is an information and therapeutic support group for carers and people with dementia.
It also offers mental stimulation for people with dementia, with healthcare professionals available to give advice and support.
The club was set up in 2009 by specialist dementia nurses at the Admiral Nurse Service with the support of Jean Harmer, the widow of ex-Tottenham footballer Tom Harmer, after whom the club is named.
Kayleigh Orr, a project worker at Tom’s Club, said: “The whole team are incredibly proud, it is a great honour to receive recognition for all our hard work.
“Of course it would be great to win, but we are all just really looking forward to the awards night and being part of such an important celebration of excellence in health and care.”
The team will find out if they have been successful at a national awards ceremony on November 19 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.
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