Discover more about dementia

Posted: May 22, 2013

Public invited to learn more about dementia at special open evening

Local people are invited to learn more about dementia and the work of their local Foundation Trust at a special open evening on Wednesday 29th May at 6pm in Lecture Hall 1, The Academy at the Great Western Hospital.

Anyone who lives in the area, works for the Trust, or has been a patient or service user, can register as a member of the Trust for free. There are already 12,000 members who can have their say on patient services, influence decisions and receive regular updates on the latest developments.

Deputy Chief Nurse, Rob Nicholls, said: "One in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia and we want to share our expert knowledge of caring for people with dementia."

Attendees will also hear from the Trust's Governors, who will share recent improvements to patient services and plans for the year ahead. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions over tea and biscuits.

Rob said: "We are looking to expand our Foundation Trust membership so that we can be sure our services meet the healthcare needs of the local population. If you are interested in local health services then please come along and find out more about the work we are doing."

If you have any questions about the open evening please phone 01793 604185 or email foundation.trust@gwh.nhs.uk

Alongside running the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, the Trust is responsible for a whole range of community healthcare and maternity services across Wiltshire and parts of Bath and North East Somerset, as well as maternity services at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

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