John’s Campaign – listing hospitals that welcome carers

The list is growing. Now more hospitals need to encourage carers to stay with their loved ones

John’s Campaign was launched in the Observer in November 2014 after the death of Dr John Gerrard. The aim of the campaign is to give the carers of those living with dementia the right to stay with them in hospital, in the same way that parents stay with their sick children – a campaign also supported by The Observer 50 years ago.

There is already good practice within individual hospitals and we celebrate this. Nevertheless, access to a vulnerable patient should not depend on geographical location or individual decisions. The list below will remain open until November 2016 and the campaign challenges all acute hospital trusts to make the small but significant commitment to ensure that they are included.

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