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Heart of England Foundation Trust Charity

The Charity supports patients, carers and families across Heartlands, Solihull, Good Hope and Birmingham Chest Clinic, by raising money to provide things above and beyond what the core NHS funding allows.This may include new technology such as equipment for keyhole surgery, items of comfort such as chairs or easy beds for relatives or children’s toys and games.

Updated:
15 February 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Health, Charity, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Birmingham Dementia Action Alliance , Solihull Dementia Action Alliance, Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community

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?

Around 25% of our hospital beds are, at any one time, occupied with patients with a diagnosis of dementia.  We want to inform and reassure the community that we serve that we are equipped to care for patients with this diagnosis and continue to fundraise for items that will help make a stay in hospital less daunting.  E.g buy items for activity trollies,  orientation signs and coloured crockery. We will support all members of the DAA in any way we can.

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

There are no challenges to us delivering the actions that we have pledged to take.

2. Actions

  • Launch a Dementia Appeal

    Launch a Dementia Appeal to support patients with dementia and make a stay less daunting for the thousands of patients suffering from this debilitating illness.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support the Dementia Action Alliance

    Attend meetings and promote our relationship with the DAA.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Train more staff to become Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that more staff are trained to become Dementia Friends across our hospitals.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member