A national campaign to help carers of people living with dementia is being backed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
John’s Campaign is a nationwide initiative seeking improved access to hospital wards for carers.
The campaign was founded in 2014 after the death of Dr John Gerrard. John was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and during a five-week stay in his local hospital visits from his family were restricted severely and his condition deteriorated as a result.
The Trust plans to pilot open visiting hours initially on their care of the elderly and orthopaedic wards to see what the benefits and disadvantages are for the patient, carer, staff and the organisation before it is rolled out further.
An open event is being held on Monday May 8, 2017 at 3pm in the Education Centre in Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Please CLICK HERE to download the Agenda
Places at the open event are limited. To find out more information or express an interest in attending please contact Eleanor Walsh, Patient Involvement Manager, on 01253 955520 / Eleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org
or CLICK HERE for more information from the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website