Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Midlands hospital trust invests in older patients’ nursing care

  • 1 Comment

Two new teams have started work this week at Queen’s Hospital in Burton to provide specialist help for frail elderly patients and those with dementia.

Three advanced nurse practitioners will make up one team that will work exclusively with frail, elderly patients admitted to the hospital, run by Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

One of the ANPs will aim to see patients within 30 minutes of admission and make a personal care plan, order x-rays and prescribe drugs so they can start receiving treatment as soon as possible.

The team will work from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, with support at weekends from the therapies team.

Meanwhile, 10 new nursing assistants are starting work in a second team providing enhanced care exclusively for patients with dementia.

Trust director of nursing Brendan Brown said: “I am delighted to welcome to the trust the staff members who will make up these two new teams who will be helping us to enhance the care we provide to elderly patients and those with dementia. I know they will prove to be a valuable asset.”



  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • Mandy  Freeman

    With my role in Neurosciences in Bristol I would be very interested in exchanging ideas with Burton and Peninsula Community Health in Cornwall. I would welcome the opportunity to visit.
    Please contact me on

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.