Nurse Awards

Supporting Carers Award finalist: Admiral Nursing Service

Supporting Carers Award finalist: Admiral Nursing Service

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Under the leadership of Admiral nurse Pamela Kehoe, this team has introduced a range of measures to improve the experience of the carers of inpatients with dementia. These include psychological support to help carers understand thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and cope with feelings of loss and bereavement. Pamela is there at difficult times, including diagnosis and condition progression, and helps with tough decisions, such as moving a loved one into residential care. A dementia café helps maintain social contact and carers can visit relatives at any time. There are activities designed for
patients and their carers to share. A new carers’ survey shows a real improvement in the perception of care for patients and relatives.

Picture credit: Neil O'Connor

The Supporting Carers Award is supported by Nursing Standard and sponsored by NHS England.

NHS England

NHS EnglandNHS England aims to improve the health outcomes for people in England. This means placing the patients and the public at the heart of everything we do and creating an NHS that is open, evidence-based and inclusive, to be transparent about the decisions we make, the way we operate and our impact.