Independent charity awards funding to improve care for older adults

Independent charity awards funding to improve care for older adults

An NHS trust has won funding from the Health Foundation charity to improve the care of older adults in the north of England.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £420,000 by the charity to fund the initiative, which intends to improve the quality of care afforded to older patients.

The trust highlighted its ongoing good work and the benefits for patients in order to seal the grant, part of £4.6 million which will be allocated nationally by the Health Foundation.

The funding will be used to recruit new staff and to improve both training standards and the patient's environment.  

Annie Laverty, director of patient experience at the trust, said: “This event is just the start of this exciting project which gives us additional resources to really make a difference."

The work is part of a three-and-a-half year project and is undertaken in partnership with Age UK North Tyneside. Sandra Gray, director of health and wellbeing, said that the funding will make a "real difference to the lives of older people".