The Trust appreciates that carers play a vital role in the care of our patients and we have signed a carers charter to demonstrate our commitment to working with carers.
We aim to offer carers extended visiting hours, the option to stay overnight and concessionary parking where appropriate. There is also a sitting service offered by our chaplaincy team and volunteers.
Partners, relatives and friends often do not identify themselves as carers and as a result do not get the support that they need. To help recognise carers and aid them in accessing the support available to them, the Trust has appointed a Carers' Advisor, Teresa Jude.
Carers are often unaware of their own health and wellbeing and it is important that they take the opportunity to have their free carers assessment. You can find out more about the carers assessment below.
If you would like to contact Teresa, please call 01733 677997 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.