Improving the Environment on Herm Ward


Short Title Improving Therapeutic Activity
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Contact Name Chris Clarke
Contact Email chris.clarke@dhuft.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
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Project to improve the environment for female patients with dementia via the creation of a themed "diner", "beauty/hair salon" and independent "kitchenette". The project has the following aims:
•To improve socialisation
•To maintain self care skills
•To improve diet and fluid intake
•To increase assessment opportunities
•To reduce aggression associated with inactivity and frustration

Outcome

The project has received £5k grant from the Quality Improvement Team and launched on 21st October 2014


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