MP welcomes dementia cash boost

Mark Menzies MP
Mark Menzies MP
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomed a £50m Government cash boost to create pioneering care environments for people with dementia.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP unveiled the full list of 116 hospitals and care homes around the UK which have been awarded a share of the funding, with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust receiving more than £1m towards its scheme, Achieving Dementia Friendly Acute Care.

Mr Menzies said: “Those whose lives have been touched by dementia will know firsthand the devastating affect it can have on people and their families.

“The number of people facing these issues grows every day and this financial package shows how seriously the Government is taking the issue of dementia.

“I was delighted to see that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust had received more than a million pounds towards its scheme Achieving Dementia Friendly Acute Care.

“I will now be setting up a meeting with the hospital to find out more about the project and see how the programme will be implemented to benefit dementia sufferers in Fylde.”

The cash boost will go towards a series of improvements for dementia care across the county.

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