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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friendly Award 2017

Monday 20 November 2017

Kingston Hospital is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Award 2017 under the category, Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year 2017.

The Trust has embraced dementia friendly design principles, by transforming one of our elderly care wards into a calm, more homely, less clinical environment for patients with dementia. This included changing the flooring, lighting, creating social spaces including an activities room, using colour for wayfinding, adding artwork and de-cluttering the corridors.

Patients, relatives and carers affected by dementia were included from the beginning in the design of the new ward, reviewing the architect’s proposed plans and feeding back their comments.

The Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 will be taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2017. Nominations were judged by a panel of people affected by dementia and industry experts who have worked hard to whittle it down to the finalist’s inspirational and exceptional stories.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

 

  • In April 2015 Kingston Hospital launched its Dementia Appeal to raise £750,000 to improve Dementia Care at Kingston Hospital.
  • A key part of its dementia strategy, which was developed after consulting many patients, staff, carers, relatives, community organisations and the voluntary sector, is a commitment to transform its three elderly care wards, so that they are completely dementia friendly - safe, homely and comfortable social and therapeutic environments that facilitate all types of functioning. 

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards please click here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20049/conferences_and_events/53/dementia_friendly_awards_2017

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