It’s been 20 years since Admiral Joe’s family set up a service dedicated to helping people with dementia and their carers. To mark this occasion, and to make the biggest impact for families affected by the condition, we’re aiming to increase the number of Admiral Nurses by 50 per cent – from 140 to 210 nurses across the country – by the end of 2016.
Dementia UK – in partnership with NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and West Sussex County Council – is delighted to announce the appointment of four Admiral Nurses to North West Sussex.
Employed by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and funded by the Dementia Challenge Fund, the Admiral Nurses have been commissioned for three years, to bring more support to those living with dementia in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex. The Admiral Nursing service has been established in response to direct patient feedback, and the need to improve the quality of care for those living with dementia in the area.
With their unique clinical and social skills, the Admiral Nurses will work in an integrated manner with other health and social care providers in the area, including existing voluntary and community organisations, to ensure a unified service. Primary care, community care, social care, and the third sector can refer patients to the Admiral Nurses if the patient, or carer, has a need for extra support with managing symptoms of dementia.
The Admiral Nurses in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex have been targeted to ensure:
- All carers have an opportunity to discuss end-of-life planning
- All carers complete a contingency plan
- The reduction of admissions to acute services
- An improvement in the health and wellbeing of the carer.
Admiral Nursing DIRECT – National helpline for people affected by dementia
Call 0845 257 9406
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