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Dementia Nurse Specialists

We are here to help if you have a diagnosis of dementia and are coming into our hospitals for treatment.

Dementia Specialist Practitioners at ESNEFT

The Dementia Nurse Specialists are here to help and support a person with dementia and their family/carer whilst they are a patient at one of our acute hospitals.

They work Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and there is one based at Colchester Hospital and one at Ipswich Hospital.

The Dementia Specialist Practitioners

  • Work with the person with dementia, the family, carers and hospital staff to make your hospital stay as good as it can be.
  • Provide education, support and guidance to staff and families/carers to plan and deliver the care you need.
  • Signpost into local support services.




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