Wells Community Hospital secures funding for pioneering dementia project

Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt

Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Care homes and hospitals in the East have been given nearly £2.5million to create pioneering care environments designed with the needs of people with dementia in mind.

Among the eight projects in the region to gain £2,492,025 funding are Norfolk County Council's plans to develop a dementia excellence hub at Wells Community Hospital.

They have secured a share of the £50million which will fund 116 dementia projects across the country.

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said: 'There is little doubt that our home and work environment has an important impact upon our day to day lives – and our care environment is no exception.

'We can encounter any number of places and spaces in one day, and yet for someone with advanced dementia even walking from one room to another can be difficult. This pilot scheme will form an important first step towards driving forward better care environments for people with dementia.'

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