Nursing Older People Award finalist: Lesley Spall

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Nursing Older People Award finalist: Lesley Spall

Specialist practitioner for care homes Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lesley has created and implemented an innovative bespoke hydration toolkit for care homes that has increased awareness of its importance, and the signs and symptoms of dehydration in older people. The resources include a screening tool, which is improving assessment, care planning and monitoring of those at risk of becoming dehydrated. Posters are displayed in homes as a visual reminder and Lesley delivered education sessions to help staff devise strategies for people who can drink, cant drink or wont drink.

Picture credit: John Houlihan

The Nursing Older People Award is supported by Nursing Older People and sponsored by Hallmark Care Homes.

Hallmark Care Homes


Hallmark Care Homes is one of the leading providers of high quality, relationship-centred care, with 15 beautifully furnished care homes across England and Wales. They are dedicated to providing quality environments and high standards of care, which enable residents to live life to the full. Hallmark Care Homes employ outstanding nurses that play a vital part in their care delivery. They provide exceptional career pathways for nurses from graduation through to senior managers, which include clinical and leadership programmes. If youre thinking of a career move, give Hallmark Care Homes a call on 01277 314191 or visit