Porters and cleaners at Bristol hospitals are helping to ensure patients with dementia get the best possible care. Dozens of staff in the city’s major hospitals have been encouraged to become dementia champions.
It is part of a series of projects that have been brought in to ensure that people with dementia receive the most appropriate care when they are in hospital.
North Bristol NHS Trust in partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust started focusing on dementia last year, concentrating on setting up a training programme for staff across the city.
The training has been set up to give staff an overview of good practice for caring for people with dementia and has become mandatory for all new employees starting at the trust, even if they don’t work in clinical roles.