Reducing moves for people with dementia whilst in Yeovil District Hospital

ContactJo Ryan, Associate Director of Nursing, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
AddressYeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT

What is being done?

Yeovil District Hospital has introduced a bed management policy to move patients with dementia only when clinically required.

What is new and different?

Staff feel confident about their ability to influence the standard to minimise moves. The Dementia Champions feel that there is support from the Executive Team to achieve this.

What difference this seems to be making

Patient moves are being reduced.

Plans for taking the project forward

To ensure it is embedded in the Patient Pathway for Emergency and Elective Care.