Category Archives: Norfolk

Mystery benefactor funds new dementia support workers at N&N

A mystery benefactor has helped fund three new support workers at Norfolk’s biggest hospital to provide more support to patients with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia support at the N&N. Support worker Adele McCrory with Ann Saunders and the 'This is Me' book about her father John Goldie. Photo: Bill Smith Dementia support at the N&N. Support worker Adele McCrory with Ann Saunders and the ‘This is Me’ book about her father John Goldie. Photo: Bill Smith

Adam Gretton Health correspondent
Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30 AM

The dementia support workers have begun working on inpatient wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with the aim of enhancing the experience of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia

The three new roles, which also offer specialist advice and support to the relatives and carers of people with dementia, have been funded by a local charity who have asked to remain anonymous.

Officials from the N&N said the donation would fund the dementia support workers for five years and the hospital would look to extend the roles to outpatient services in the future.

Edith Cavell campaign calls for coin to honour WWI heroine

Norfolk carer must never be forgotten

Edith Cavell painting by Raymond Lynde

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for World War I nurse Edith Cavell to be commemorated on a new £2 coin.

Cavell helped more than 200 allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium but was shot by a German firing squad.

The petition was started after it was announced that former war secretary Lord Kitchener would feature on a coin.

A Royal Mint spokeswoman said future designs would include other figures connected with the war.

But she said she could not confirm or deny whether Cavell would be among them.

‘The sheer waste’

Sioned-Mair Richards, 55, who started the petition, said she was surprised and delighted at the support for it.

“It’s really struck a chord with people,” she said.

Ms Richards, a Labour member of Sheffield City Council and a former mayor of Carmarthen, said she had admired Cavell since she was a girl.

Retired nurse aiming to tailor dementia treatment for sufferers

Saturday, January 11, 2014
12:30 PM

The 56-year-old said she had seen for herself the benefits of engaging with sufferers and wants to combine her passion with enterprise.

And by re-connecting people with dementia or Parkinson’s disease with their memories they could make more of today and feel valued, she said.

Mrs Ransome, who has worked within the NHS at Northgate in Great Yarmouth and in care homes, believed her business was unique in Norfolk, chiming with government thinking about helping people to stay in their own homes.Her work involves helping the mostly old folk maintain what function they have and to add interest to their lives they can share with others.