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NHS trust appoints specialist dementia nurse for families

Angela Moore lands new role as Admiral Nurse at NHS trust

A Cambridgeshire NHS trust has appointed an Admiral Nurse to provide specialist support to dementia patients and their families.

Angela Moore has been appointed to the role at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust where she was previously an older peoples specialist nurse.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses providing a single contact point and offering specialist practical, clinical and emotional support to patients and their families.

They support people in the community as well as patients with dementia in acute hospitals who are having treatment or surgery for conditions other than their dementia.

The nurses are governed and monitored by the charity Dementia UK.

Ms Moore said: Coming into hospital can be very upsetting for people with dementia and their families. Everyone we see is unique, and my role is about working closely with the patient and their carers to understand their needs.

A Cambridgeshire NHS trust has appointed an Admiral Nurse to provide specialist support to dementia patients and their families.

Angela Moore

Angela Moore has been appointed to the role at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust where she was previously an older people’s specialist nurse.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses providing a single contact point and offering specialist practical, clinical and emotional support to patients and their families.

They support people in the community as well as patients with dementia in acute hospitals who are having treatment or surgery for conditions other than their dementia.

The nurses are governed and monitored by the charity Dementia UK.

Ms Moore said: ‘Coming into hospital can be very upsetting for people with dementia and their families. Everyone we see is unique, and my role is about working closely with the patient and their carers to understand their needs.

‘When people are away from familiar surroundings and routines, they can feel frightened and disorientated.

'My job as an Admiral Nurse is about taking time to understand their likes and dislikes so we can adapt their care accordingly and help them to feel more relaxed and safe.’

Hinchingbrooke director of nursing, midwifery and quality Deirdre Fowler said: ‘Angela’s role is vital in helping us assess the individual needs of each patient and ensuring our staff are trained and equipped with the skills and information they need to provide the most appropriate care.’

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