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Carers Information

Do you look after someone? Are you a carer?

A carer is someone who spends their time giving unpaid support to family or friends. This could be caring for family, a partner or friend who is ill, frail, has physical or mental health problems.

The role of a carer can include activities such as assisting at meal times, helping people to the toilet, helping people to wash and dress or move around the home. Carers may also shop, clean, cook, wash clothes, help with medication, look after money and take people to appointments as well as providing company and  emotional support.

When the person you care for comes into hospital, it is natural that you may worry. In our hospitals we are keen to work together with carers as partners in care and to recognise their needs as outlined in Our Carers Pledge.

 

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