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L&D embraces John’s Campaign

23rd May 2016

Staff at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital have pledged their support for John’s Campaign, which recognises the important role carers have in the lives of people living with dementia.

The campaign was founded in 2014 and champions the right of carers to support their loved ones during their time in hospital.

Dementia Nurse Specialist, Yvonne Weldon, explained: “We recognise and value the role that carers have and, as a trust, we pledge to support them so that they can stay with their loved ones in hospital, for as long as is needed.”

She continued: “This means that they are not restricted to normal visiting hours but can visit whenever they like. We have also produced a Carers’ pack to be given to them with a Carer’s Pass which entitles them to concessionary parking and unrestricted visiting hours. In these small ways, we hope to really help support our carers of patients with dementia.”

For more information contact Yvonne.Weldon@ldh.nhs.uk Bleep 164 Tel: 01582 497 417. You can find out more about John’s Campaign on their website.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
Sarah.Newby@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 458
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Wed only

Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri

Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri