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Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation is an acute hospital based on the Wirral. Arrowe Park Hospital is one of two hospital sites managed by Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the other hospital being Clatterbridge based in Bebington. Arrowe Park hospital is the main site and provides a full range of hospital services including emergency care, critical care,a range of elective and non-elective general medicine (including elderly care) and surgery, a range of outpatient and diagnostic imaging services. Clatterbridge hospital has rehabilitation, out-patients department, renal and elective services.

23 February 2016
North West
Local Alliances:
Wirral DAA

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 WUTH Dementia Strategy - 'making a difference in dementia' was launched in March 2015. The strategy focuses on the 6Cs of dementia care and includes; dementia focused support for carers,forging closer links with local voluntary community sectors, dementia friendly environment, demetia focused leadership, dementia focused assessment and care planning and dementia focused values and behaviours (training). Each element of the strategy is supported by the Dementia Steering Group and a monthly Operational group where wards/areas meet to discuss progress made against the strategy. Any concerns are escalated to the Steering Group which is chaired by a Clinical lead supported by the Matron for Dementia.

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

The main challenges are increasing carers involvement despite various methodologies for engagement and influencing the design of new builds.

2. Actions