Date of release: 6 October 2020
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is launching a new service to assist staff to give extra help to patients with dementia.
A new team, Complex Older Adult Team Dementia and Delirium, has been created to provide proactive, specialist assessment and care to complex older patients living with dementia and/or delirium.
The new service is available 24 hours but contact can be made from 8am to 3pm on extension 8495.
Out of those hours, anyone ringing that extension will have their call transferred to this mobile number – 07436 022603 – and a staff member will triage the calls. Families can also call that number for advice.
The service will initially be launched in 10 areas, available to staff in the Emergency Department and on wards A5, A6, A7, A8, C15, C16, C22, C24 and C25.
Amanda Bevan- Webster, Senior Sister, said: “The team are really looking forward to reaching out to more patients across the Trust living with dementia and delirium, delivering person-centred care and facing new challenges together.”