Dementia services

Staying in hospital can be an unsettling experience for anyone, and if you're living with dementia you may feel particularly distressed. The change of environment may make you more confused than usual and this can be worrying for both you and your relatives.

It's important that staff are made aware if you have a diagnosis of dementia. This is so we can support you appropriately. We will ask your relative information about you, if you're unable to tell us yourself, so that we can carefully tailor the care you receive.

You're entitled to expect high standards of care and treatment, and to be treated with dignity and respect.

If you would like further advice or support during your hospital stay, please ask the ward to contact the Admiral Nurse or Dementia and Delirium Nurse who can visit you and talk with your relatives.

Dementia friendly

We've signed up to the “Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter”. This outlines the high-level principles that a dementia-friendly hospital should provide, making us a dementia-friendly Trust.

Download the Dementia friendly hospitals [pdf] 467KB to find out more.

This is me

This is Me provides professionals with information about a person with dementia to help enhance the care and support they receive whilst in an unfamiliar environment.

Dementia affects each person differently, so we ask that you and your relative complete this document so that we can get to know them and better understand their needs to provide better personalised care.

For help to complete this document, visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-factsheets/this-is-me

Training for relatives, carers and friends

Anyone can become a Dementia Friend.

A Dementia Friend is someone that learns about dementia so they can help their community. They help people living with dementia by taking action – both big and small!

If you're interested in becoming a Dementia Friend, visit https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk.

Carers and support information

Carers information

We're proud to support John’s Campaign, which allows access for carers to support their relatives anytime – even outside of normal visiting hours. Read Carers information leaflet [pdf] 446KB to find out more.

Support contacts

We need your help

We want our patients and their carers to feel confident that they will have a positive, safe experience in our hospitals.

We strive to continually improve our service and your feedback is important in helping us do this.

If you have a few minutes, please complete this short Carers Experience Survey [docx] 121K.