A village hall has raised £2,500 to help patients with dementia and their carers while they are in Basildon University Hospital.
Representatives from the Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall visited William Harvey ward to present a dementia resource trolley to the staff.
The rest of the money will go towards fold up beds for the adult wards so carers are able to stay if they need to, as part of John’s Campaign.
Jane Gilby, Admiral nurse, said: “We always encourage carers to come in to the ward as they know and understand the patient and it can make it an easier experience for them. I want to say a huge thank you to Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall for this kind and thoughtful donation.
“We have several dementia resource trollies now, but ideally I would like to get one on each adult ward. Our patients are admitted for various medical reasons, not necessarily due to their dementia diagnosis so it is important staff across all wards and departments have access to the trollies, which contain resources that can help nursing staff manage the care of a patient who has dementia."