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GHA approves dementia strategy

The GHA Board unanimously approved the Gibraltar Dementia Strategy yesterday, highlighting the need to create a “dementia aware community”.

Pledging their full support yesterday the board - comprised of the Minister for Health Dr John Cortes, Chief Executive Fred Pitto, non-executive member lawyer Charles Lavarello, and medical members Dr Daniel Cassaglia and Dr Krishna Rawal - discussed and rubber-stamped the document.

Only two members of the public attended yesterday’s open meeting held at the John Mackintosh Hall, Shadow Minister for Health Roy Clinton and a Chronicle reporter.

“We are very pleased as a Board to have approved the Dementia Strategy,” Dr John Cortes told the Chronicle after the meeting.

“This is a significant and important development of the strategy, which has increased what we do for dementia patients and carers and will bring together the wider public service and non-governmental organisations in taking better care of dementia sufferers.”

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