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Invitation to Carers Week event at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – 15 May 2019
2019/20

Invitation to Carers Week event at Hereford County Hospital

Carers from across the county are being invited to a free Carers Week event at Hereford County Hospital to access support and advice from healthcare professionals. 

The event will take place on Monday 10 June, from 10.30am to 2.30pm, at Hereford County Hospital.  It will include support and advice on hydration and nutrition, falls prevention, mobility/keeping fit, and safe moving and handling. 

To mark Carers Week (10 to 16 June) Wye Valley NHS Trust and Carers Trust 4all, a registered charity, are running this event, along with a stand on 10 June at the hospital’s main reception, and the launch of a new Carers Charter across the Trust. 

Helen Byard, deputy director of nursing at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We’re very pleased to work together with Carers Trust 4all and launch the Carers Charter in all of our hospitals, which is a set of principles that recognise and respect the valuable role of carers, and help carers to also look after themselves. 

“If you are a carer please book your place as soon as possible on the Carers Week event on 10 June, 10.30am to 2.30pm, at Hereford County Hospital where there will a variety of healthcare professionals on hand to offer free advice and support – refreshments will be available”. 

Helen Esslemont from Carers Trust 4all said: “We are delighted to introduce our CarerLinks Service into Herefordshire. Our experienced Carer Advisors are based throughout the county and offer emotional and practical support.  If you are caring for a friend or family member, we will work with you to address your needs, help you make plans for the future and ensure you are linked into vital services and support networks. We look forward to hearing from you!”. 

If you would like to book a place call 01432 355444 ext 5514 or email education@wvt.nhs.uk  - places are limited.

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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 £185 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:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, 01432 355444 ext 5105 or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928.

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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