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John’s Campaign can make hospitals more dementia friendly

Open visiting for carers of people with dementia in hospital is proving popular.

Open visiting for carers of people with dementia in hospital is proving popular

My trust has joined John’s Campaign , which advocates for the right to stay with people with dementia in hospital.

The campaign was launched by author Nicci Gerrard. Her father, John Gerrard, had Alzheimer’s disease and his condition deteriorated after he was admitted to hospital.

The trust has already introduced open visiting and carers’ passports in recognition of carers’ important role in advocating for and supporting their loved ones.

Even before the introduction of open visiting, staff on many wards would have allowed carers to provide practical and emotional


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