Dementia UK is claiming that people with dementia and their family carers are missing out on vital care and support due to limited access to Admiral Nurses. Latest figures reveal that there are only 102 Admiral Nurses available to the estimated 800,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK
That means there's a 1 in 7,000 chance of having access to the service. In many London boroughs there are no local Admiral Nursing services at all - just nine of the city’s 33 boroughs are served by an Admiral Nurse.
Admiral Nurses are senior mental health nurses specialising in dementia who support families from diagnosis to end of life care. The charity says it faces a constant battle for funding which is exacerbated byuncertainty within the health system and unwillingness to invest innew services.
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