Princess Royal University Hospital
The Princess Royal Hospital is a district general hospital. It cathers for the local population of Bromley and surrounding areas.It is part of a larger trust run by Kings College Hospital. Kings College hospital took over the running of The Princess Royal in October 2013.
- 9 February 2019
- Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
- Local Alliances:
- Bromley 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 are committed to developing our dementia service within the Princess Royal with the aim of continuing our work on person centred care. some of the areas we are focusing on are: -Training all staff who work with patients with dementia as this ensures better understanding and therefore care of patients both in clinics and wards. - Training of staff on delirium leads to awareness of prevention as well as management so improving well being and length of stay. - Diagnosis and signposting helps relatives manage better and enables forward planning. - Encouraging a team approach including therapists and Social Services helps maintain a shorter stay and ability to return to the community more independently. - Introduction of John's campaign across all ward areas. - Review of signage across the building.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenges are; - A constantly changing workforce, which means we need to be continually training staff. - Lack of suitably trained staff available to deliver the teaching. - Time constraints put pressure on existing staff to deliver results within set timeframes. - Financial constraints. - Bed pressures often means patients are transferred between several clinical areas during one admission. - Working together constructively with the community and Social Care.
Dementia Friendly hospital environmentWork to ensure all departments are dementia friendly in regard to signage, flooring etc
- Being implemented
Training for all staff on dementia awareness
Work with the local dementia hub to provide Dementai awareness training to all staff.
Introduce John's campaign
Launch Johns campaign across all inpatient areas.
Improving nutrition and hydration in Dementia patients.
Work with the catering department, ward hostesses and dietitian to improve the range of foods available & times of meals.
Development of dementia teamTwo new dementia nurses have been employed to help with the development of our Dementia service.