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Dementia clinic at Chase Farm Hospital one step closer to receiving slice of £50million
The dementia service in Chase Farm Hospital is in the running to receive a share of £50million from the Department of Health.
The current service at the hospital in The Ridgeway impressed the DoH with plans for a dementia hub, which would improve current facilities for dementia patients by building a library, a café as well as more treatment rooms.
A total of 147 projects applied for the money, but Enfield’s dementia service - run by Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, was told on Monday that it is one of 42 projects to make it to the final stages.
A number of winning trusts will receive a slice of the money, although the amount allocated is yet to be decided.
Alan Beaton, the assistant director for dementia services, said: “To win the funding would be great news for people with dementia and their families in Enfield.
“We’d be able to offer a much wider range of services, and a tremendous support network for people with dementia and their family carers.
“Ultimately, this funding could have an extremely positive impact on dementia facilities and services in Enfield, so we’ll be doing everything we can to give us the best chance of success.”