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University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool

NTHFT is an integrated organisation between acute and community provision serving around 400,000 people in Hartlepool and Stockton, boundary of County Durham. Approximately 5,500 staff.

15 September 2015
North East
Local Alliances:
North East Dementia 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?

Continuous improvement relating to the standard of care and experience for people with dementia and carers of who attend and use this facility and service.

Pathways will be continuously streamlined in line with national guidance and commissioning support.

Strive to implement the underpinning principles of the Kings Fund and Stirling University dementia environment recommendations.

Enable person centred care and approach to the person with dementia and carer of.

Facilitate the development  of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce enabling all aspects of the 6Cs components to be  delivered.        

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

Capacity vs demand.

Social care delay/provision             

Estates and design team members not appreciating the benefits from the environment recommendations.

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2. Actions

  • Strong effective leadership ensuring staff recognises treatment and pathways for patients with dementia and carers of

    Maintain a multidisciplinary approach to patient care

    Maintain a multidisciplinary membership of the trust dementia strategy group.

    Continued engagement with the North east Dementia Alliance

    Continual reporting lines to the senior nursing and executive board members relating to dementia performance

    Strive to achieve full compliance with CQUIN national standards year on year.

    Communicate trust direction in relation to the work of the dementia specialism

    Case study
  • Strive to achieve a hospital environment which is deemed dementia friendly supporting independence and well being.

    Continual audit of areas pre and post refurbishment.

    Share progress with directorate leads.

    Embed challenges in any incidents as a way of case study learning.

    Maximise the use of charitable funds to support individual ward development.

  • Strive to achieve a workforce fully trained to HENE recommendations and in line with the 6C’s to all persons with dementia and carers of.

    Annual review of training material in line with researched based evidence changes.

    Continual  roll out programme for dementia champions

    Evidence based information available to meet all learning trends, (IT, workbook, F2F, 1:1 etc)

    Maintain close working relationship with Tees Esk and Wear valley mental health trust as our main provider for mental health support

    Embed the ‘All About me’  as the main document to share person specific profiles when a person with dementia enters the healthcare system.

    Close engagement with the carers to ensure they feel part of the journey for their loved ones when receiving health support.

    Implementation, Delivery