The King’s Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme will this year focus on dementia care environments. Ten trusts have been selected from the forty applications received.
The EHE programme encourages and enables nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care.
Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2000, the programme initially focused on improving acute hospital environments, before being extended to mental health and primary care settings.
The programme has received widespread recognition as a national exemplar both in terms of the individual projects and for acting as a catalyst for the NHS to consider the impact of the environment on recovery and the way care is delivered.