We are running an appeal to support dementia services across our hospitals!
With your help, East Kent Hospitals Charity wants to raise up to £500,000 to be spread across the five hospitals in East Kent, which will fund multiple projects to help support patients with dementia and make their time spent in hospital more enjoyable.
We launched our charity appeal with the goal that every patient living with dementia will leave hospital as fit and healthy as possible, rather than experience a decline in their condition that can happen when a person is in an unfamiliar environment for a length of time. Our projects will revolve around the everyday work of our hospitals to make sure they quickly deliver benefits for patients and their carers, families and friends.
What will the appeal achieve?
Big or small, all donations help. With your support today, you could help raise enough money to fund the following…
- Arts activity sessions for patients with Dementia
- Dementia Cafes which will provide information to patients and carers
- Therapeutic and interactive dementia-friendly spaces across all our sites
- Changes to the environment to promote relaxation, by means of buying special clocks, wall coverings and reminiscence items
To find out how you can support our patients living with dementia this festive season- be that making a virtual gift, or organising fundraising for the Dementia Appeal- please follow this link.
Read our latest Memory Lane Newsletter for an an update on the latest news in EKHUFT surrounding dementia care and the Appeal.
You can also download our latest Dementia Appeal leaflet or Dementia Appeal; the story so far by clicking the links.
A Dementia Village in Dover
Although not directly linked to our Dementia Appeal, East Kent Hospitals, Kent County Council and partners across east Kent and Europe have secured funding for a dementia centre of excellence to enable people with the illness to lead healthier and more independent lives. To find out more about this exciting project follow this link.