Dan had the opportunity to see the new Suffolk Family Carers' bus service at Ipswich hospital.
The bus stopped at the Hospital and opened its doors for carers of patients at Ipswich hospital. It gave them the opportunity to take a look around at the services it can offer.
Dan was delighted to be able to see the bus, which is close to raising the £2,500,000 needed to run the service for two years.
Hospital Chief Executive Nick Hulme showed Dan around the hospital and highlighted how the hospital is leading the way in its care for those people who are suffering from dementia. The wards caring for those patients with dementia use colour coded plates and glasses to help those patients recognise basic items making them feel safe and secure.
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Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...
Children and Mental Health Services — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate; he is making some very good points. As he recognises, CAMHS are the Cinderella services of the Cinderella service—mental health is still woefully underfunded in comparison with many other parts of the NHS. Does he also recognise that CAMHS recruitment is a real challenge? The August 2019 fill rates for higher trainees in the UK stand at...