Do Right by Dementia Patients – Burt’s Message to the Prime Minister

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has launched a national campaign on dementia services with a question to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons.

lorely-in-commons.jpgMrs Burt has been campaigning to ensure dementia sufferers who go into Solihull Hospital receive separate care by specially trained staff.

At Prime Minister’s Question Time Mrs Burt urged the Prime Minister to guarantee that all patients with dementia across England would receive this standard of care.

Mrs Burt said, “Having to go into hospital can be stressful at the best of times but for dementia sufferers it can be especially confusing and upsetting.

“Very confused patients with complex health problems need to be cared for separately by specialist staff.

“That is what I have been campaigning for Solihull. I am now calling for this to be the expected standard for dementia sufferers across the whole of England when they go into hospital.

“There are 850,000 people in the UK suffering from dementia. We should do right by them and guarantee they will receive the specialist care they need.”

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