Enhancing the healing environment

Via King’s Fund

The King’s Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme involves 23 teams from acute and mental health NHS trusts seeking to make acute general hospital environments less alienating for people with cognitive problems.

These projects are demonstrating that relatively inexpensive interventions, such as changes to lighting, floor coverings and improved way-finding, can have a significant impact. Early audit results from the completed projects in mental health settings are showing a reduction in falls, incidents of violent and aggressive behaviours and the use of antipsychotic medication.

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