|Contact||Jo Ryan, Associate Director of Nursing, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Address||Yeovil 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.