HospiceCare North Northumberland

Caring for Life!

Meet our Admiral Nurse

Betty Lucas - The Very First Admiral Nurse for North Northumberland

HospiceCare North Northumberland are delighted to announce that due to exciting developments in partnership with Dementia UK – the national charity providing specialist dementia support - they are now in the process of recruiting an Admiral Nurse to provide end of life/ specialist palliative care to the people of North Northumberland living with a diagnosis of Dementia.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people with dementia. Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers. They use a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

Sue Gilbertson, HospiceCare Clinical Manager said “The Admiral Nurse will be appointed initially for a two year period. During that time the Admiral Nurse will be working in partnership with Dementia UK through Practice Development, Clinical Supervision, and Continuing Professional Development, to maintain excellent standards and specialist skills in dementia care, as well as being an integral member of our Hospice team providing palliative and end of life care.

This Admiral Nurse’s role will involve continuing the further development of the Hospice’s Dementia and End of Life Programme, a project which is currently being delivered into Care Homes across North Northumberland. We are absolutely delighted that we are now able to have an Admiral Nurse as part of our clinical team – the very first in North Northumberland.”

Julie Allen, Business Development Officer for the North East at Dementia UK, said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with HospiceCare North Northumberland.

With Dementia UK’s rolling programme of professional and practice development, the newly appointed Admiral Nurse will be supported in enhancing end-of-life care to families affected by dementia”.

If you would like information on any of the services offered by HospiceCare please call the Hospice on telephone: 01665 606515 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk

For more information about Admiral Nurses, visit https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/admiral-nursing

For extra support, contact the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 between 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm at the weekend, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Castleside House,
40 Narrowgate, Alnwick,
Northumberland NE66 1JQ
Tel: 01665 606515
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