Admiral nurse appointed at Hampshire Trust

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after Rachel Hayden was selected to become an Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead – working collaboratively with Dementia UK.
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The UK charity is the only one dedicated to supporting whole families affected by dementia through dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.

When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

They are a lifeline, helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear. 

Rachel will be joined by two more Admiral Nurses so that specialist dementia support will be available at all three hospital sites. The Admiral Nurses will also be able to provide ward staff with the most up-to-date knowledge and training on dementia care and staff will be able to seek expert advice whenever they need it.

For Rachel, the appointment follows over 20 years of experience in acute hospital settings, with seven years spent as Lead Dementia Nurse at HHFT. Rachel said: “I feel privileged to have been appointed as the Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead here at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and for the opportunity to work with Dementia UK."


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