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Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning NHS hospital trust. We provide high quality, personalised, acute, elective and specialist care for a population of over 200,000 people from a widespread area covering West and North Yorkshire and East Lancashire. Our vision is to be the hospital chosen by the community for putting patients first, providing excellent, innovative and diverse services, delivering safe standards of care, all underpinned by the constant pursuit of efficiency.

Updated:
21 February 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health, Care, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Bradford District 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?

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?

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is committed within its Annual Plan to improving the care & service offered for people with Dementia & their families.Trust central strategy is focused on being the hospital of choice for our community, delivering more services in the community but delivering excellent secondary care when required. Transformation & integration in partnership with health, social care & the voluntary sector - deliver effective, efficient, timely & safe care – treating the right patient, in the right place at the right time.

Our 'Here to Care' steering group oversees all projects across the organisation designed to improve the experience of our patients living with dementia and their carers. The steering group consists of a diverse membership including representatives from the local mental health trust, voluntary sector, patient representatives and ward based clinical staff.

Our objectives for 2017 include:

-Making Airedale Hospital 'dementia friendly' by providing more flexible visiting hours for carers of people living with dementia

-Working with volunteers to enhance social interaction and activities on the wards

-Providing each ward area with a 'Butterfly trolley' which is a box of reminiscence products for staff and families to use with patients and their loved ones

-Ensuring the needs of people living with dementia are considered throughout refurbishments to the physical environment

If you'd like to know more about our commitment to this work, please contact Lynsey Nicholson or Em Snowdon

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

2. Actions

  • Start up dementia flagging system

    Establish the Dementia flagging system via the PAS

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Enhanced appropriate environment targeted training

    Enhanced appropriate environment – targeted training – Dementia Champions facilitating training in designated areas. Aim to develop the physical environment across these wards via the DH Capital Bid Fund. Proactive bed management ensures dementia patients are cared for in enhanced appropriate settings by staff who are trained & skilled to care for them.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Use monies to facilitate dementia training

    Use dementia training monies secured to backfill staff to be released to facilitate dementia training.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Dignity & Respect in Care Project

    Continue with the Dignity & Respect in Care Project

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Ensure dementia training spreads across the patient pathway

    Seek to widen the strategic net to ensure dementia training spreads across the patient pathway

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Continue use of Butterfly Scheme and ensuring best practice

    Ensure best practice prevails by ensuring dementia patients hospital length of stay is kept to a minimum & ensure care is kept to as normal routines, identity maintained, orientation to reality, family contact are key facets of care. This will be aligned to the continued use of the Butterfly Scheme which is very well embedded across the organization.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Enhance care and support

    Enhance the care & support to the carers / families of Dementia sufferers

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

  • Develop Dementia metrics

    Develop Dementia metrics to demonstrate effectiveness of care

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - FIrst Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member