At the end of 2017, the DSDC welcomed a group of delegates from the Veteran Health Service (VHS) in South Korea to the dementia centre at the Iris Murdoch Building.
VHS is a government agency belonging to the Ministry of Patriots & Veterans Affairs in the Republic of Korea. The VHS is playing a leading role in providing medical care and welfare services to the veterans of South Korea and operates five hospitals and six welfare facilities across the country. With an ageing veteran’s population, VHS have acknowledged the requirement to provide better dementia services for them.
The VHS aim to benchmark their services against the DSDC’s best practice standards and so delegates came to Stirling to meet with the DSDC’s Head of Learning and Development, Shirley Law, and Chief Architect, Lesley Palmer. Shirley and Lesley met with VHS’ Head of Strategy and Planning, Kim Joo-Chen and Director for Cooperation, Lee Jungwoo with an emphasis to discuss models of care and support, designing for dementia and education.
We very much look forward to working with VHS in the future.