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Invitation to opening of new local dementia caregivers café

Carers of people living with dementia are invited to the opening of Admirals Café on November 26 at Hereford County Hospital, offering free support, advice and refreshments. 

Admirals Café will be open every Monday (excluding bank holidays), from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, from November 26, located in Spires Restaurant on the first floor of Hereford County Hospital.

The launch of Admirals Café is part of the new Admiral Nursing service run by Wye Valley NHS Trust, which focuses on supporting carers and healthcare professionals who are caring for people with dementia.

Bryony Ashcroft, Admiral Nurse at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to open Admirals Café for all caregivers of people living with dementia across Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. 

“Admiral’s Café will provide a quiet area for caregivers to meet and share their experiences with other carers, whilst having a free cup of tea or coffee, along with access to support and advice from a trained Admiral Nurse.

“We are encouraging any caregiver of a person living with dementia to come along on 26 November, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Hereford County Hospital – they don’t need to be a carer of a Trust patient”.

Wye Valley NHS Trust’s new Admiral Nurse service, which launched this month, is the first in the country to include acute and community care. 

“We have four Admiral Nurses covering localities across the county and providing specialist advice and guidance to Trust healthcare professionals and GPs for patients living with dementia and their carer, who have complex care needs from admission to hospital through to when they are ready to be discharged from our care."

“Admirals Café is one of a number of ways we will be supporting caregivers and Trust staff to improve outcomes and experiences for patients and families affected by dementia”, added Bryony.

To find out more about Admirals Café please email admiral.herefordshire@nhs.net – there is no need to book, just come along.

 

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Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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