Elevate - Creating a Healing Environment Within an Acute Hospital


Short Title Healing Environment in Hospital
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Contact Name Sandy Woodbridge
Contact Email Sandy.Woodbridge@salisbury.nhs.uk
Web Link http://goo.gl/xp8f09
Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Wiltshire
Postcode SP28BJ
Active Yes

Fear, anxiety, depression, confusion and depersonalisation are common in older people admitted to acute hospitals, and worse for cognitively impaired. Staffing ratios and working practice makes engagement with these patients difficult. Sensory stimulation can help with these feelings and facilitate healing. Art Care delivers structured programme of arts sessions within Salisbury Hospital. Designed for older people with confusion and dementia.

Outcome

Positive impact, and now staff actively seek appropriate patients to engage with activities.


Creation of academic post to evaluate all data collected and impact on health outcomes.


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