Chesterfield Royal Hospital has appointed two dementia assessment nurses. They will assess everyone over the age of 75 admitted in an emergency to see if they have signs of dementia. The hospital hopes that this will ensure that people who need it get early access to support.
There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, including more than 17,000 younger people, with 60,000 deaths directly attributable to dementia per year. Only 43% of people with dementia in the UK receive a diagnosis.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital has announced it's going to be employing more nurses. 40 new staff will be taken on to work across 9 wards following an investment of almost one and a half million pounds.
It's after concerns were raised in a staff survey last year which said there weren't enough nurses on some wards and they were having to take on temporary or agency staff to cope.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital is preparing to re-open its main entrance ten months after it was destroyed by fire.
The blaze began on 25 June 2011 following an electrical fault on a drink chilling machine. It took firefighters more than three hours to bring it under control.
The entrance is going to open for outpatients on Tuesday 8 May.
Almost all the wards that were closed to visitors after an outbreak of Norovirus at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, will re-open tomorrow. With the exception of the Pearson Ward which still has cases of the bug, all wards will be open for visitors from 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm.
The trust is running a Facebook Poll for visitors to have their say on the measures that are in place.
Chesterfield Royal hospital has had to close after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus. Currently eight wards have been affected. Many patients and staff have contracted the illness. This is the second outbreak of the disease at the hospital in as many months.