The compendium brings together a selection of some of the many positive developments and practices initiated to improve the quality of dementia care in hospitals across the South West of England.
Please note an updated interactive version of the compendium of positive practice is now available for visitors to explore.
Developments may be small-scale or hospital-wide, the important factors are that they show what can be done in a small period of time and often with little or no extra resources, and that many of the developments or practices can be replicated.
The willingness and generosity in sharing developments, experiences and learning across hospitals in the South West and contributing to the regional improvement initiatives like the development of the Standards for Dementia Care in Hospital has been evident in the past two years. The compendium is another example of co-operation and commitment to work together on this important agenda.
“The range of initiatives is impressive and demonstrates the enthusiasm, commitment and creativity of dementia clinical leads, dementia champions and their colleagues.”
Alison Moon, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Regional Champion, Dementia Care in Hospital
A number of entries have been submitted following recognition by review teams during the peer review of dementia care in general hospitals in the South West, which took place between September and December 2011. Others have come to light through presentations on different aspects of practice at meetings of the Expert Reference Group for Dementia Care in Hospital (Appendix 1). All entries include contact points for further information.