The East London Foundation Trust in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society are launching the new City & Hackney Dementia Service this autumn.
The launch will be marked by a special event taking place on Monday 28th October that will involve workshops and talks with a range of speakers and experts.
Tickets can be reserved online here and a poster for the event can be downloaded here.
The new service is replacing the current Diagnostic Memory Clinic and will continue to provide assessment and diagnosis in addition to post diagnostic support with Care Navigation at the heart of the new service.
Everyone diagnosed with dementia in City & Hackney will be allocated a named Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) or a Dementia Navigator depending on need and complexity.
The Community Psychiatric Nurses and Dementia Navigators are aligned to Neighbourhoods with each GP practice within the neighbourhoods having a named nurse and a Dementia Navigator.
They will work together within their respective neighbourhoods to ensure that every client is supported, risks monitored and reviewed regularly from diagnosis to end of life.
All referrals to the service will be via the Single Point of Entry and new referrals will be accepted only from the GP, Homerton University Hospital FT or the Parkinson Clinic.
All other referrals for existing clients (those with a diagnosis of dementia) can be from anyone including self referral.
The new service is still based at Unit 1, 30 Felstead Street, Hackney Wick, E9 5LG. Telephone No. 0203 222 8500