Public invited to hear about dementia care developments at NNUH

Members of the public are being invited to hear about the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s approach to dementia care, service developments and research, as part of the NHS Foundation Trust's annual general meeting (AGM) on 19th September.

Dr Martyn Patel, lead consultant for dementia at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Director of Nursing Emma McKay will talk through the Trust’s approach to dementia care including the importance of the ward environment and activities for patients, and the dementia research programme.
There will be an exhibition from 3pm and the AGM will run from 3.30pm until 5.00pm. The exhibition will have displays on the different aspects of hospital care including patient catering, research and dementia care.

The public meeting will take place in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre at the Norfolk and Norwich, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY. There will be no charge for car parking in the main hospital car park.

John Fry, Chairman of the Trust, says: “The focus of this year’s AGM is dementia – Norfolk has a higher than average older population and dementia is an issue which will touch many of our lives as carers, friends or family members.
“Recognition of the importance of this issue is growing and the Prime Minister announced earlier this month that the UK will use its 2013 presidency of the G8 to lead coordinated global action on dementia.

“Our AGM is an opportunity to come along and find out more about how we care for dementia patients in our hospitals, including how we work with partners, and how we are performing as a Trust overall.”


3pm – Exhibitions

3.30pm Start of AGM
Welcome by John Fry, Chairman
Review of the year with Anna Dugdale, Chief Executive, and Julie Cave, Director of Resources
Willie Cruikshank of the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance will give an overview of the size and scale of dementia challenge nationally. Dr Martyn Patel, lead consultant for dementia at NNUH and Emma McKay Director of Nursing at NNUH will talk through dementia care and service developments at the Trust.

Questions and Answer session chaired by John Fry, Chairman

5.30pm – Close

Spaces are limited so to be sure of a place please call 01603 287634 or e-mail to book.

Monday 9th of September 2013 03:00:52 PM