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Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust is the key provider of emergency and acute services to the population of Surrey and is pleased to declare its commitment to delivering better outcomes for patients with dementia and meet the objectives within the Dementia Strategy (2009). A local multi-agency trust Dementia Strategy Steering Group is responsible for delivering the objective related to acute care – to improve the quality of hospital care for people with dementia.

Updated:
13 March 2014
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Pharmaceutical, Health, Care, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?


Frimley Park hospital NHS Trust is the key provider of emergency and acute services to the population of Surrey and is pleased to declare its commitment to delivering better outcomes for patients with dementia and meet the objectives within the Dementia Strategy (2009).
A local multi-agency trust Dementia Strategy Steering Group is responsible for delivering the objective related to acute care – to improve the quality of hospital care for people with dementia. Key areas for development have been identified and form part of an action plan detailing how the experiences of patients with dementia and their carers will be improved in hospital. Initiatives that we have been successfully implemented are: trust intranet site for dementia care, dementia care champions across the trust, ‘This is Me’, Butterfly scheme and better signage.


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


The main challenges we face in delivering these outcomes are influenced by internal and external health care priorities and targets within an acute hospital setting, such as infection control, patient activity and volume.

2. Actions

  • To promote the early diagnosis of dementia

    To promote the early diagnosis of dementia through the implementation of a dementia care pathways for dementia/delirium care and use of anti psychotic drugs. 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Dementia training pathway

    To implement a dementia training pathway for all staff within the trust 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Implement a dementia care bundle

    To implement a dementia care bundle to improve inpatient dementia care 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Continue to work closely with voluntary services

    To continue to work closely with voluntary services within the hospital and other local voluntary bodies. 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Continue to improve clinical environments

    To continue to improve the clinical environments within the Trust, in order to enhance patient experience. 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress

  • Implement the dementia CQUIN

    To implement the dementia CQUIN implementation targets 

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress

  • National Dementia Audit

    Participate in the National Dementia Audit for acute trusts and include any targets not achieved in the trust dementia action plan

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress