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New specialist dementia nursing services in Liverpool and Lincolnshire

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New specialist nurse dementia services have been commissioned in parts of Liverpool and Lincolnshire, a charity has announced.

The existing Admiral nurse service has “seen such a success” in the Merseyside borough of Knowsley that it is now expanding into nearby Halton, said the charity Dementia UK.

“We strive to give the help of an Admiral Nurse to everyone who needs one”

Hilda Hayo

The service is delivered by 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and works in partnership with Dementia UK, which governs and monitors the service. It has been running in Knowsley since 2011.

Norah Flood, clinical director at 5 Boroughs, said: “We are delighted this service is expanding to Halton. Our Admiral nurses do an excellent job.

“They work hand-in-hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia,” she noted.

Hilda Hayo, chief Admiral nurse and chief executive of Dementia UK, added: “We strive to give the help of an Admiral Nurse to everyone who needs one and are pleased to be able to support more families in both Halton and Knowsley.”

Dementia UK

New Admiral nursing services in Liverpool and Lincs

Tilly Brock

Meanwhile, the charity also announced last month that Amara Care, a home care and tenancy support agency, had appointed an Admiral nurse for North Lincolnshire and the West Lindsey district of the same county.

Tilly Brock, has been appointed as the Admiral nurse by Amara Care, while Dementia UK will work with the firm to govern and monitor the service she provides.

The service will also work in collaboration locally with Pat Frankish Psychology and Psychotherapy Services and Frankish Training.

 

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