The dynamic team at Newholme Hospital’s Riverside Ward, in Bakewell, has been recognised for the excellent care they give to dementia patients and the way they have transformed the ward.
The team beat stiff competition to win a Team of the Year 2011 title.
During the past year the ward has undergone a make-over using artefacts and art therapy to help stimulate feelings and emotions for patients.
Riverside ward manager Catherine Wright said: “Without exception, everyone approached the changes with enthusiasm and contributed ideas towards the new look and feel of the ward we have today. They should be proud of themselves and the service they provide.”