Laurandy Day Centre, Wick and NHS Bayview, Thurso Take Over Alzheimers In Caithness
14th April 2017
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia.
Couthie Corner, Thurso based at Bayview will no longer be run by Alzheimer Scotland but will instead be run by the NHS and the Longberry day service in Wick will be taken over by Laurandy.
Chairman of Laurandy Day Centre, Bill Fernie said, "It is unfortunate that Alzheimers Scotland cannot offer a service any longer in Caithness at centres in Thurso and Wick. NHS Highland had discussions with Laurandy's manager and we agreed to step in to take over day services for the existing people using the Wick Alzheimer service at Longberry. Our staff have lot of experience dealing with the problems associated with dementia and we feel confident that everyone will be well catered for."
In Thurso NHS will deal with people at Couthie Corner at the same base in Bayview Care Home where Alzheimers operated from..
Leaving a Legacy to the Laurandy Day Care Centre Since the Laurandy Day Care Centre first opened many people and their families have benefited from the services of the centre. It is a centre available to the needs of the elderly in our community, and is here to help people in need of daily activities and to offer respite for carers.
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups. A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland. The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.
Laurandy Day Care Centre held a fund-raiser day at Tesco , Wick and raised £526.29 at Tesco on Saturday 20th January 2018. Chairman of Laurandy Day Care Centre, Bill Fernie said,"We thank the public once again for their generosity.
St Fergus Bowling club in Wick recently donated £300 to the Laurandy Day Care Centre in Wick. St Fergus Bowling Club Chairman Malky Mackay handed over a cheque for £300 to Laurandy Centre chairman Bill Fernie.