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Hospital patients with dementia welcome new distraction room in Doncaster

Nursing support staff at a mental health trust have come up with a new initiative to help their patients with dementia to connect with their past. The two nursing assistants at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust have created a specific room for people with dementia and memory problems.Johanne Keeton and Jayne Powney, who […]

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Royal Voluntary Service helps to improve wellbeing of hospital patients with dementia in Cumbria

The Royal Voluntary Service is working with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to develop volunteer-led services to improve the wellbeing of older patients with long term conditions such as dementia, during their stay in hospital.This integrated approach between UHMBT and RVS helps volunteers provide companionship and reassurance, relieve boredom, read, help […]

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Haslemere and Farnham Community hospitals back campaign to improve dementia support for inpatients

A series of measures are being introduced at Haslemere and Farnham Community Hospitals to improve the experience of dementia patients and their carers during a stay in hospital.Virgin Care, who run services at the hospitals, have signed up to John’s Campaign, a national initiative which campaigns to give carers the right to stay alongside their […]

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