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Bolton hospice

Our vision is for everyone in our diverse community to have equal access to excellent specialist palliative and end of life care. Our mission is to provide the very best specialist palliative and end of life hospice care for the people of Bolton. Our purpose is to enable people with life-limiting illnesses to live well until they die and achieve a good death, by providing compassionate care and support for patients and their families. How – by providing • 18 Inpatient beds ) • Outpatient clinics ) Medical • Day Support Services ) and • 24 Hour Advice Line ) Nursing • Hospice at Home ) Care • Lymphoedema clinic • Physiotherapy • Occupational Therapy • Complementary Therapy • Social Work Services • Bereavement Support • Education & Training • Hair & Image Services • Chaplaincy & Reflection • Creative Therapy • Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services

31 October 2018
North West
Care, Hospices
Local Alliances:
Bolton 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?

We have Dementia Champions working at the Hospice who have started to deliver the Dementia Friends sessions

We are considering dementia when we refurbish the new wing at the Hospice

We are making changes all the time to include dementia friendly environment- signage & colours of toilet seats, alert mats etc

We have carried out the Stirling university audit for dementia and devised an action plan with recommendations that will be considered in the refurbishment and also look to altering some existing areas

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

We are very keen to improve our surroundings and everyone including our Trustees are on board with the commitment 

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friend awareness sessions

    To offer Dementia Friends awareness sessions to all our staff and volunteers - this is by Dementia champions being on staff and the time being made available for all staff to attend

    We are signed up to the Dementia Friends organisition on line and some of the staff have completed the online training

    We are part of the Dementia Partnership Group who meet regularly.




    these are ongoing 4 times year for new staff and volunteers

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    the session have begun and so far we have 43 Dementia friends who have attended the sessions

    we will be holding four more sessions in July and will be trying to engage with volunteers to attend as well as opening the sessions up to the general public

    we run on around 80% of staff at any one time being a Dementia Friend

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    we continue to look at ways to adjust our environment to better suit any person living with Dementia 

    we continue to offer Dementia Friends sessions in works time to encourage all our staff to become Dementia friends

    2018 - Third Quarter Update >the refurbishment on Wing B has started and we are all very excited and looking forward to the completion of all the work- this will take around 12 months 

    we have considered the needs of someone living with Dementia in the design of the refurbishment to suit our needs

    our environment is palliative care so we wouldn't look to meet all the the requirement but we feel we have met a very acceptable compromise and based this around PLACE inspection recommendations and requirements in the sterling university audit tool

  • environment- Stirling University audit

    Changing the environment to better aid anyone living with dementia

    by better signage 

    choosing the right colours for care aids

    We have completed the Stirling University audit in house to see where improvement or changes need to made.  We will also be considering their recommendations when we have a refurbishment



    Being implemented