Our ethos is to provide a truly dementia-friendly hospital. On any given day, up to a third of out adult in-patients across all specialties have either acute confusion or a pre-existing diagnosis of dementia, so we aim to ensure that all staff, not only those specialising in older people’s medicine, have the appropriate skills to care for these patients, supported by a team of experts. This expertise comes includes:
Dedicated Dementia Ward
Our Dementia Link Nurses and Champions cover all specialties and form a network of staff with a passion for dementia care.
Our team of Dementia Care Coaches act as mentors and role models to support colleagues, carers and family to deliver compassionate, evidence-based, person-centred care that enhances the experience of people living with dementia.
They complete a nine-month course covering various aspects of dementia and dementia care and learning how to coach others to improve their skills.
Our team of Dementia Support Workers can be called to any ward to help provide stimulation and activities for patients with dementia, as well as offer support to carers.
We take part in the national dementia screening programme.