This year, 3,500 diagnosed dementia patients will come through our doors – and every single one will need unique care.
Experiencing health issues as we get older is an inevitable part of life. And here at the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves on providing the very best care for you or your loved ones when that happens. We care for 175,000 patients on our wards and 900,000 people use our hospital services yearly. But there is an issue which is affecting the level of care we provide. In fact, it’s affecting every part off society. We aren’t talking about dementia.
For someone with dementia, being taken to hospital can be incredibly distressing. On top of the physical pain you’re suffering, there’s the confusion of not knowing where you are, or why you’re there. There are also a lot of other dementia symptoms that most people aren’t aware of. Things like hallucinations – for example a huge hole appearing in the floor that only you can see. Or experiencing pain from touching hot or cold things. These are symptoms that we know about, but we’re struggling to cope with at the moment. That’s why we are asking you today to make a donation.
We need to ask if you’d consider donating to help us transform our hospitals to make them as dementia-friendly as they can be. That means creating calming environments for our patients and providing our dedicated team with the training needed to provide the unique care that every patient with dementia deserves.
Even the tiniest change in routine can be incredibly distressing for someone who has dementia. Will you help us be there to provide the unique care every dementia patient needs and deserves?
“Hi, my name is Aimee and I’m an Occupational Therapist at Frimley Park Hospital. My nan had dementia, it was incredibly difficult and distressing for the whole family. Dementia care needs specialist training and specialist equipment – with your support, we can transform our wards with equipment like dementia clocks and help us train all our staff to provide pioneering care for patients who have dementia. It’s the level of care I’d have wanted for my nan, and the level of care I’m sure you’d want for a loved one.”Donate today
We’re determined to transform our entire service to make it dementia friendly and your generosity could help us pay for the installation of interactive sensory play equipment that allows every dementia patient to socialise and take part in meaningful activities or your donation could help fund an outdoor multifunction garden room, allowing patients to spend time with their family in a calming environment. I really hope you can be a part of this appeal because sadly dementia will affect all of us.Find out more