Gladys Archer’s campaign for better facilities in hospitals for dementia sufferers who have been admitted with an un-related illness continues to gain momentum with the local WI taking it up!
The local Women’s Institute is supporting the campaign and has put forward a resolution to the National Federation of WI’s. If it is shortlisted by the National Federation it will be one of the resolutions which will be voted upon by all members.
Each year members of the WI have the chance to put forward issues which they would like the National Federation of Women’s Institutes to campaign on or raise awareness on. The WI have a long history of campaigning – their 1950 campaign was to ensure that parents could remain with their children overnight when children were admitted to hospital. This of course is common practice nowadays.
We’ll find out on September 30th if this resolution entitled “Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia” has made it to the shortlist.
“This is terrific news,” commented Graham, “Fingers crossed that the campaign is shortlisted. It is such an important issue, and with more and more peoples’ lives touched by dementia in some way, it resonates with more and more people.”