As part of its on going efforts at achieving qualitative and result-oriented health care delivery system for its senior citizens the Nigerian Ministry of Health under the auspices of HEPIQ-C PROJECT has in conjunction with London based Pat Willis Eco commenced collaborative talks with The Victoria Care Centre, situated in Royal Park, London with a view to replicating its operative skills especially in the area of service delivery system and personnel training.

Speaking recently as the head of Nigerian delegation to to the top-of-the-class Care Centre, Dr Saidu Ahmed Dumbulwa, the National Project Co-ordinator for HEPIQ-C, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, emphasized the need for the HEPIQ-C PROJECT and the London based Care Centre to collaborate for maximum efficiency in all the segments of the project with a view understudying how Health and Social Care Service are practised to enable genuine replication in Nigeria.

Also speaking during the meeting, Vincent Akin Williams, Pat Willis Eco‘s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, whose firm Pat Willis Eco Ltd (UK) had in collaboration with Victoria Care Centre developed training programmes for care workers over a decade commended Dr Saidu Ahmed Dumbulwa-led delegation for the visit which he described as crucial to the development and sustainability of HEPIQ-C PROJECT.

Giving insight into its operations, the management of The Victoria Care Centre had in a statement released to the Nigerian delegation stated among other things:

”The Victoria Care Centre provides a range of stays to suit individual needs from Long Term and Nursing care to Short Term and Respite. Specializing in care for people who suffer from dementia, have mental health needs and those with functional disorders, care packages can also be devised for those who may have additional needs. We house 115 en-suite bedrooms with large, spacious and varied communal social areas.

”The home is located a short distance from Park Royal Underground Station and is serviced well by bus routes. Our home is serviced by committed and caring staffs who all share the values of Victoria Care Centre.

”Our dementia awareness training helps professionals support people with dementia to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. We provide courses for staff involved in the provision of care and health services as well as those working with people with dementia in the community.

”At the heart of this training is the recognition that communication underpins a person-centred approach to working with people living with dementia. We offer a range of flexible training packages to help staff develop good practice in supporting people living with dementia.

We also offer amongst others specialist training course for senior managers or newly appointed safeguarding leads who are responsible for safeguarding adults from neglect and harm”