Barnsley dementia team wins top accreditation

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A dementia service team in Barnsley has been awarded prestigious accreditation recognising the quality of their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of people with dementia.

The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s team, based at Kendray Hospital in Barnsley, received the highest level ‘accredited as excellent’ status from the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme, part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Admin manager Daniel Binney said: “We were really pleased when we received the accreditation as it involved a lot of hard work, and it was a real boost for the team to be recognised.

“To be ‘accredited as excellent’ was especially amazing as our service users spoke to the team from MSNAP and gave us outstanding reviews to help us achieve the award.

“It’s also really positive for local people who use our service and our partners.”