Staff from the Care of the Older Person department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are taking part in the Memory Walk in Blackpool in September.
Ward Managers, Rachel Love (Ward 23) and Gemma Smith (Ward 26), have been actively encouraging staff in the division to take part and they have had a positive response with 15 colleagues joining them in the event.
Rachel said: “As a Care of the Older Person team over three wards we deal with acutely unwell patients, some of which suffer with Dementia.
“These patients are vulnerable and require reassurance, positivity and a calming environment.
“We ensure this on our wards and provide our patients with a high standard of care.
“As a team we want to show our support for Alzheimer’s Society and the work that they do for our patients and their carers.’’
Around 225,000 people develop dementia every year, that’s the equivalent to one person every three minutes.
This September and October Memory Walks will be taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for a world without dementia. Once you donate, will send your money directly to Alzheimer’s Society. So it’s the most efficient way to money, saving time and cutting costs for the charity.’’
If you would like to sponsor the division’s team go to their Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mw458868
The Blackpool Memory Walk takes place on September 15th.