New Admiral Nurse provides additional dementia support to families

The Trust’s new Admiral Nurse, Hannah Gardner, is helping to provide additional support for patients with dementia and their families. The role, launched with support and funding from Dementia UK, has been created to help families and provide them with additional care and support, allowing them to live more positively with dementia – both in the present and longer term.

Speaking about her role, Hannah Gardner said:

“Working with Dementia UK is an amazing opportunity. It will allow me to work closely with those who have dementia and their families – offering one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions to challenges. I will also be working with the community Admiral Nursing team at Carers in Hertfordshire, to ensure that patients with dementia have a supported pathway from admission into hospital to when they’re discharged.

“If families would like extra support, they can contact me on 07917 849122 or visit me in my office on ward 9B at the Lister.”

Charlotte Harris, business development officer for East Midlands and East Anglia at Dementia UK said:

“I’m delighted to have this new Admiral Nurse service at the Lister hospital. It’s truly a great opportunity to start providing specialist dementia support across different care settings, with a community Admiral Nurse service also being run with our partners at Carers in Hertfordshire. Admiral Nurses allow families in Hertfordshire to face dementia with more confidence and it is our aim that one day, every family that needs this specialist care will have one.”