22 MAR 2013

Dr Dan meets with staff and residents at the Sue Ryder Care Centre in Ipswich

Dr Dan meets residents at the Sue Ryder care centre in Chantry Park, IpswichLast week, Dan visited the Sue Ryder care home in Chantry Park, Ipswich, which specialises in providing nursing care for people aged 18 and upwards who have complex neurological needs, dementia and multiple sclerosis. Dan met with residents during a tour of the centre’s facilities, which took in a visit to the physiotherapy gym, before hearing more about the services provided at the Chantry care centre from Jo Marshall and the Chief Executive of Sue Ryder, Paul Woodward.

Sue Ryder is a national charity which supports people living with terminal illnesses across 15 care centres and is currently expanding the care that is provided to people in their own homes and communities.

Dan was particularly encouraged to hear of the work staff are doing to support older people in Suffolk with dementia. One of the biggest healthcare challenges facing Suffolk is how to better look after our growing older population, and the number of older people living with dementia is set to increase further in future. Sue Ryder are working together with Age UK and Suffolk Family Carers as part of the ‘Dementia Partnership for Suffolk’ scheme to give people more information, advice and support about what it means to live with dementia. Dan would like to pay tribute to the staff and volunteers at the Chantry care centre, who give up their time to look after our vulnerable older people. Dan’s visit made him all the more determined to ensure that the Government continues its investment in dementia care in the NHS.

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