Dignity Check For Patients
Patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital were surveyed and asked if they were treated with dignity and respect as part of Dignity Day.
Staff talked to patients on all the wards to find out what their experience was and if anything could be improved.
Dignity Action Day is a national awareness day and gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
As a result of patient feedback last year disposable dignity shorts were introduced at the hospital to help patients remain covered up when having procedures or wearing a hospital gown.
Emma McKay, Director of Nursing commented: “Dignity and respect for our patients is a high priority for the hospital and the team are continuously looking at ways where this can be improved. The shorts introduced last year have made a difference to patient’s dignity.”