Dementia Specialist Nurse (HHFT)


Short Title
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Hampshire Hospitals FT
Contact Name Rachel Hayden
Contact Email Rachel.Hayden@hhft.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Hampshire
Postcode
Active Yes

All patients admitted who have a diagnosis of dementia are contacted by Rachel and a service offered. This consists of information on services for carers, support during the discharge process and any other issues that arise during the stay, e.g. a carer fed back to Rachel that the care of their relative had been sub optimal and the person’s dementia needs had not been addressed. Rachel followed this up immediately and has been working with the team on their approach to people with dementia. She is about to be joined by a colleague working 2 days per week to support her, Pippa Elson.

Outcome

Multiple improvement initiatives across training, signposting and support for people with dementia and their carers.


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