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Dementia charity appoints first chief nurse


Dementia UK has appointed Hilda Hayo as its first Chief Admiral Nurse.

Ms Hayo, with the support of the charity’s board of trustees, will be responsible for leading Dementia UK. She will take up her new role on 9 September 2013.

The Chief Admiral Nurse post is a new role and follow’s the charity’s recent decision to concentrate solely on the promotion and expansion of its specialist Admiral Nursing service for dementia patients.

Ms Hayo will be leaving her current role as director of nursing, quality and professional development at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

During her 33-year career, she is credited with setting up a nurse-led service for younger people with dementia and winning a tender for a Department of Health pilot project for dementia care advisors in Northamptonshire.

She has also been a lecturer at London Southbank University and the University of Northampton, managing post-registration programmes.

Ms Hayo said she was “very excited” about her new role, which she said would utilise “in full” her knowledge, skills and passion for person-centred care.

“I have professional and family experience of caring for someone living with dementia and have experienced the highs and lows of being a carer,” she said.

“I am committed to raising the public and political reach of Admiral Nursing as it is such a unique and vital support for families living with dementia”,” she added.

Dementia UK chair Professor David Croisdale-Appleby said: “We look forward to working with Hilda to heighten the profile of Admiral Nursing at a national policy level and develop and expand the geographical reach of Admiral Nurses to support more families in need.”


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  • Excellent choice, so pleased to see that a cause so close to my heart has appointed someone so very well suited to this important role.

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  • That's lovely to hear. Thank you for your kind comment.

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