[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011].
The Mayor of Wolverhampton visited the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust on June 7th 2011 in order to inspect and officially open the Dementia Ward (D22) which specialises in the care and treatment of patients with dementia.
Presentations on state-of-the-art Care of the Elderly were given by Consultant Daryl Leung and Matron Karen Bowley.
Mayor Bert Turner commented:
“I commend the way the Trust focuses on the patient and not the illness. I’m very pleased that Wolverhampton is leading the way and attracting interest from across the Country.”
Mayor Opens Specialist Ward for Dementia Patients (Press Release). Wolverhampton: Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, June 7th 2011.
Persons wishing to learn more about the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project may wish to read the following:
- Improving Care for People With Dementia at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton (NHS Local).
- New Cross Hospital Pioneers New Model of Dementia Care (NHS Local).
- Introducing the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project.
- Dementia Care in an Acute District General Hospital.
- Delivering Excellence in Dementia Care in an Acute Hospital (New Cross, Wolverhampton).
- Enhancing the Healing Environment with the King’s Fund and Department of Health.
- New Cross Dementia Ward Transforming Dementia Patients’ Lives (Express & Star).
- New Cross Hospital Pioneers Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (NHS Local).
Knowledge Transfer and Experience Sharing (Aston University, June 2011)
Later in June, staff from the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project spent a day at the University of Aston sharing their experiences with the other Trusts in the West Midlands.