RITA on the road in Northern Ireland!

18th May 2022

MIN's very own Fiona Hassall visited our wonderful Northern Irish customers this week and the reception was simply amazing! Fiona visited Southern and Northern Health & Social Care Trusts on a whistle stop tour this week.

Representatives from senior management, RQIA and PHA were all present and were delighted to see RITA and hear about what a difference it is already making for staff and patients alike,

Here are some extracts taken from Twitter:

Dementia NI Tweeted: Fantastic news: staff at Craigavon Area Hospital have worked with Dementia NI members to make hospital stays easier for people with dementia through a new therapeutic activity system and Dementia Companion. Well done to all involved!

Orla Matthews from  H&SC tweeted: We have 16 RITA ITUs, one for each Dementia Companion going out to areas across the Trust. Great to have Fiona Hassall (My Improvement Network) with us today.

1st day of #DementiaActionWeek So exciting to get our first @RITAsystem set up on DICU Holywell. This fab innovative system enables staff to deliver meaningful, therapeutic activities through digital technology.

Mairead McGahan from Southern H&SC tweeted: What an amazing start to Dementia Action Week 2022 - we had the pleasure of hosting @Dementia_NI @Hazel_DNI and colleagues from RQIANews and PHA @CearaSLT in @SouthernHSCT and a huge thanks to 2 South Medical, Dorsy, Willows and Non-Acute for showing RITA in Action!

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