Admiral Nurses, which are provided by Dementia UK, provide specialist expertise in the care of those with dementia. They can provide independent support to those carers who feel lost in the system.
Tameside took on an Admiral Nurse in response to concerns raised by local carer Lisa Evans, from Audenshaw. She took her concerns right to the top after her mother was discharged from the memory clinic with nobody to provide advice or support on what to do next.
Karen James, the chief executive at Tameside General, asked what she could do to help – and this was the result.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I am thrilled that Tameside General Hospital is the first in the north to take on a dedicated Admiral Nurse. It is a fantastic initiative that ensures local carers get the support they need.
“Nobody should fall through the cracks, not least some of the most vulnerable in our society. I have no doubt that Pam Kehoe will do an outstanding job across Tameside.”