East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) has officially been recognised as a ‘Working Towards Dementia-Friendly Organisation’ by Dementia Australia. EMHS is the first metropolitan health service in Australia to be given this recognition. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said the determination of the health service to genuinely listen to the feedback from people living with dementia was a stand-out feature when Dementia Australia was considering whether to award this status. “East Metropolitan Health Service has set the bar high for other organisations – not just health services – in the way they have allocated resources to creating a more inclusive and accepting environment for people living with dementia who access their services,” Ms McCabe said. “Accessing hospital when dealing with an acute condition can be challenging and confusing for anyone but particularly for someone who lives with dementia. “There are an estimated 447,000 Australians living with dementia today and, of […]