08:00 Saturday 16 February 2013

Promoting dignity in care is the aim of nursing firm event

Written byBY ADRIAN JENKINS

A NURSING company is to hold an event promoting dignity in care.

Mediline Nurses and Carers Limited, which works with East Staffordshire Borough Council, will stage the session for service users and staff from 7pm on Thursday at its base in Innovation Way, Foston.

It will feature a show called ‘Once Upon a Wartime’, as well as buffet food, music and entertainment.

Mediline’s human resources manager, Rachel Hampson, said the event had been organised to support the Dignity in Care Campaign.

Launched in November 2006, it aims to trigger a national debate about dignity in care and create a care system in which there is zero tolerance of abuse and disrespect of adults.

It is led by the Government with many organisations that provide and commission care, and protect the interests of those using care services and their carers.

High-quality care services which respect people’s dignity should, for example, support people with the same respect they would want for themselves or a family member, treat people as individuals by offering them a personalised service, and help people to express their needs.

Other qualities they should boast include respecting people’s right to privacy, ensure people can complain without fear of retribution, and try to ease people’s loneliness and isolation.

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