The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is committed to caring for, and supporting patients and their carers with a diagnosis of cancer and dementia
- 9 November 2019
- North West
- Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
- Local Alliances:
- Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has a Dementia Strategy which sets out a three year strategic plan for the Trust (CCC) to deliver high quality person-centred care for people living with cancer and dementia and their carers/families. It builds on the work that CCC has undertaken to date to improve the care of those people living with cancer and dementia and support their carers/families. It sets out the journey we will take over the next three years to ensure we continue to improve patient outcomes, patient experience and partnership working to provide excellence in cancer and dementia care. CCC has integrated the National Dementia five year strategy (2016) into seven local key strategic objectives to improve care for people living with cancer and dementia and support their carers/families. • Provide a comprehensive education and training framework for all staff working within the Trust to empower teams to deliver the best possible care • Improve the Patient experience and journey in our hospital and community services • Create vibrant and positive dementia friendly environments • Care for carers, relatives and friends of people with dementia • Raise standards of care and promote activities that improve the wellbeing of patients and carers • Improve communication to ensure appropriate information is collected and shared between healthcare staff, patients, carers and family members • Develop and maintain collaborative systems wide partnerships
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There are time constraints to training The Trust is due to move to a new hospital in Liverpool in May 2020 but currently has hubs in 12 other sites
The Trust will aim to maintain the training of staff and volunteers in 'dementia awareness'The Trust will aim to maintain the training of staff and volunteers in 'dementia awareness'. This will be a blended approach including e learning and face to face.
- Being implemented
The Trust will review the environment to identify potential hazards and develop an action planThe Trust will review the environment to identify potential hazards and develop an action plan. The Trust will liaise with service users and work collaboratively to create an action plan
The Trust will work collaboratively with local Trust Dementia Leads to gain advice around best practiceThe Trust will liaise with local dementia leads to inform around areas of good practice. The Trust will attend local DAA and SURF meetings to allow for service user involvement in the development of dementia services and the dementia friendly environment.
- Being implemented