VOLUNTEERS at Solihull Hospital are receiving specialised training to help support dementia patients.
The training programme, which involves classroom and practical education, was created by the hospital’s registered mental health nurses and specialist nursing assistants to enable volunteers to identify new dementia patients who may need extra support.
Volunteer service advisor Angela Butts said: “This programme will be of great benefit to the volunteers who offer their time at Solihull Hospital.
“It will give them the confidence to step onto the wards and feel they can support staff with the appropriate care for patients with dementia during their stay.
“By having volunteers work with the dementia outreach team and other staff this will help patients with dementia find their stay as comfortable and pleasant as it can be.”
For more information on volunteering, call 0121 424 2983.