Friday, 13 September 2013

Dementia Quality Mark

I am a member of the Trust’s Dementia Steering Group. The hospital is making good progress in meeting the needs of patients with dementia and related conditions. More and more staff at all levels are being trained, patient information leaflets are now available around the hospital as is information on notice boards.  

Wisley and Ewhurst wards have just achieved the stage 1 ‘Quality Mark for care of elderly people’. This is a mark awarded by the College of Psychiatry and involves questionnaire surveys of dementia patients and their families/carers and staff questionnaires. These wards will be seeking the stage 2 mark next year based on even more rigorous criteria. Eashing ward is planning to seek Stage 1 soon.  This is good progress and greatly welcome. I am anxious to see this excellent work extended across all relevant wards.

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