The service is available to people with dementia and their family carers with complex needs who are admitted to Royal Cornwall Hospitals, including St Michaels Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital. The service is also currently supporting families in the community with complex needs. The Admiral Nurse also runs a Supporting Ahead Programme (SAP), which offers individuals the opportunity to meet with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Admiral Nurse in a relaxed and caring environment.
Referral Criteria: The Admiral Nurse will accept referrals from professionals using Maxims (internal hospital referral form) or via the Admiral Nurse inbox. The service can receive self referrals, however, it is advised a professional or another service makes the referral so that all relevant information is received.