The Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust dementia strategy covers all aspects of care for patients living with dementia during their interactions with the Acute Trust, whether inpatient or outpatient.
The strategy provides an outline of the care that all patients will receive. Once patients with dementia receive sound and consistent care, all of the patients will benefit directly or indirectly by finding themselves in a more holistic, person-centred environment.
By working towards the models of excellence detailed below across our wards and clinics, the Trust aims to improve quality of care for patients and improve the working environment and experience for staff.
The strategy recommentaions include:
- Adapting all environments to support people with dementia, expediting investigation and discharge and raising the standard of care we provide on all our wards, not just those focusing on the care of older people will be difficult.
- We want to achieve consistent and collaborative working with acute, community and social care to provide the highest standards of care, no matter the location, the time of day or week or the staff involved.
- We want to ensure we provide the very best treatment and care and when cure is no longer an option, we provide timely and sensitive palliation.
- We want our Trust to stand at the forefront of delivery of excellent care for people living with dementia. We want to see reductions in length of stay and readmissions, a reduction in adverse events such as falls and pressure injuries, individual empowerment and patient satisfaction.
- We want our Trust to share its learning with other local Trusts to improve standards across all of Yorkshire and the Humber.