Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust produce a huge range of information leaflets. These cover a variety of symptoms, conditions and treatments.
You can get support and care from the British Red Cross to help you live independently at home or when you return after a stay in hospital. If you’re returning from hospital, they can make sure you have everything you need for your first 24 to 72 hours back at home. They may then provide up to 12 weeks of support depending on the level of help you need.
01235 552 665
The best place to start is the Community Transport Hub run by Community Impact Bucks. You can call on 0800 085 8480 or mobile friendly 01844 348834 (10am–4pm) to get advice about transport.
NHS Choices is the online ‘front door’ to the NHS. It is the country’s biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services. It’s not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.Updated: 6th February 2018
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, or PALS, is an English National Health Service body created to provide advice and support to NHS patients and their relatives and carers.
In Buckinghamshire, different PALS services cover different areas.
For GPs under Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group:
0800 328 5640
The NHS Constitution gives patients the right to access services within maximum waiting times, or for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer you a range of suitable alternative providers if this is not possible.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has developed a Patient Access Policy to ensure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities when you are referred.
Hospitals can be disorientating and frightening for someone with dementia, but there is a lot that can be done to make their stay easier to manage.