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Freemasons donate £90,000 to Dementia UK to support team of nurses

Dementia UK recently received a grant of £90,000 to fund the role of a Director of Clinical Services who will lead the charity’s Admiral Nursing team.

The new role will lead on the charity’s strategic goal to gather and evaluate data on the Admiral Nurse service, demonstrating the value of these specialist dementia nurses who give families the emotional support, expert advice and practical solutions they need to face dementia with more confidence and less fear.

The new Director, Kay Atkinson, joins the charity with 35 years’ worth of experience in the NHS, having started her career as a nurse. Kay has worked in senior management positions in national health and social care charitable organisations and as a local government officer.

Kay will be working alongside the CEO of Dementia UK and Chief Admiral Nurse Dr Hilda Hayo, to provide clinical leadership to the 191 Admiral Nurses currently spread across the country.

Kay Atkinson, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK, said:
“I am very grateful to Sussex Freemasons for their generous grant which will help me to contribute to developing Admiral Nursing across the UK and ensure that we are able to increase our level of support for those living with dementia both now and in the future.”

Chris Moore, Head of Sussex Freemasons said:
“We are very pleased to be able to support this important new position within Dementia UK’s Admiral Nursing team. These nurses provide vital support for families facing dementia and this new appointment will help them to be even better.” 

Do you need Support?

If you’ve been affected by dementia or need advice contact Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 or email [email protected]. The Helpline is staffed by experienced Admiral Nurses, who give vital support by telephone or email.



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