Environment. We aim to provide a dementia friendly environment by using visible signage, familiar artwork, appropriate flooring, and consider the needs of patients with dementia when the planning of refurbishments takes place.
Communication. We actively promote the use of health passports to support the care of individuals with dementia. The Alzheimer’s passport This is Me is commonly used.
Education and training. The Trust provides a dementia awareness course for all Trust staff including volunteers. The course is designed to offer an insight into dementia, how the hospital environment impacts on this, and how staff can support people with dementia who are in their care.
Help us to help your loved one
The Trust has signed up to John’s Campaign which supports the carers of people with dementia to stay with their loved ones throughout their hospital stay.
If you would like to support your loved one whilst they are in hospital please speak to the nurse in charge of their care. For further information visit John’s Campaign.
Twiddle muffs: do you or your friends enjoy knitting?
We are grateful for any volunteers that would like to support “twiddle muffs” which aim to lessen agitation for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The knitting pattern is available here.
Make a practical donation
We aim to provide carers that are supporting patients with additional needs with comfort items such as hand wipes, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc. We rely on donations of these items to make up comfort packs. If you would like to donate, please contact the Matron for Patient Experience on 01704 704094.
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