Royal Berkshire Hospital Carers Strategy

Article date
15 June 2017
Primary interest
Health

Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RBH) is developing a Carers Strategy to identify and address the support needed by carers of people using the hospital’s services.

What does RBH mean by a carer? ‘A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid practical or emotional support to someone who is in need because of their age, physical or learning disability or illness including mental health. Unpaid carers include those in receipt of carers’ allowance.”

Here is the information already available to carers on the RBH website.

The Carers Charter outlines  what carers can expect from RBH (e.g. We will identify you as a carer as early as possible)  and what the hospital can expect from carers (e.g. Inform us and share information about you and your caring role)

The Carers Strategy will include more about the practical help that could/should be offered to carers of people using RBH services. Please share your thoughts and ideas on how RBH can develop what is needed by emailing Arran Rogers, Head of Patient Experience (arran.rogers@royalberkshire.nhs.uk)

 

 

 

Sarah Morland

As RVA's Partnership Manager, I seek and develop cross-sector partnership opportunities, facilitating communications between the voluntary sector and statutory agencies. I give advice and support on: planning, developing and promoting services and measuring impact.