North Somerset has appointed a new Admiral Nurse for Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) at Weston General Hospital. Sarah Oakwood will play a key role in ensuring that people diagnosed with dementia, along with their carers and families, will have the best possible access to support following an admission to hospital.
Admiral Nurses provide specialist support to people with dementia and their carers and families, giving the one-to-one support, practical advice and expert guidance that helps people face dementia with more confidence and less fear.
Sarah joins the hospital with over 20 years of experience in dementia care across a variety of roles. She has led projects, developed new services and piloted new and innovative ways of working. This includes dementia training services in partnership with social care in the community and older adults’ mental health liaison services within primary care and acute hospital trusts.
Having already worked in mental health liaison within Weston General Hospital, Sarah already has an in-depth view of how this particular acute hospital service runs.