Trust’s strategy takes first steps to improve care for dementia patients

Dementia strategy signing  web page

As part of the Trust’s Dementia Strategy, which launched last year, EEAST has signed up to the region’s Dementia Action Alliance.

Led by Area Clinical Lead Duncan Moore, the strategy sets out three years of objectives to ensure we become a dementia-friendly organisation. It looks to improve the care and experience for patients with dementia.

Duncan was joined by Director of Clinical Quality Sandy Brown, Scott Eastwood and Geoff Moore from Alzheimer’s Society on Monday (13th February) at Melbourn.

He said: “Dementia is fast becoming one of the greatest challenges we are facing in our elderly patients. Our teams are going to more people affected by dementia. Whilst all our paramedics have medical training we realise we need to upskill them to support people with dementia.

“We need to put it at the heart of our work to promote the patient and their family’s wellbeing and physical health. The strategy will is the right thing for us to put a huge emphasis on developing our organisation to become dementia-friendly.”

Scott Eastwood from Alzheimer’s Society said: “It is great that the Trust is leading the way nationally in developing a trust that puts dementia at the heart of what they are doing. Working together on the new strategy, it is clear that united we can beat dementia and make the East of England the best region to live in if you are affected by dementia.

“We look forward to working with Duncan and the team over the next few years to set an example of best practice within ambulance services for people affected by dementia.”

You can read the strategy here, and for more information on the work and what you can do to support it, please email

Published 16th February, 2017

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