Tag Archives: Dementia Care in an Acute Hospital (New Cross Hospital)

Creating a Dementia Friendly Hospital: Local Contributions Have Global Influence (ICN / WHO / NHS England)

Summary International Nurses’ Day, taking the theme “Nurses – A Force For Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience” this year, fell on May 12th 2016. Just a few days earlier, International Day of the Midwife took place on May 5th 2016. … Continue reading

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Brief Audit of the New Cross Hospital Specialised Dementia Unit: a “New” Discovery (European Geriatric Medicine)

Summary A short conference abstract relating to the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project has been discovered, entirely fortuitously, over three years after the event held in Brussels. This brief piece communicates the results of an audit into the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Dementia Care Bundle: a “New” Discovery (Health Foundation)

Summary The following case study from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust covers how the Dementia Care Bundle (DCB) was implemented at New Cross Hospital and how this has improved patient safety. This apparently neglected item from the University of Worcester, … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care to Prevent Malnutrition Among Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are believed to be malnourished in the UK. This article touches on steps to improve the nutritional status of patients at New Cross Hospital, among other related topics. Full … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in the Acute General Hospital: Revisited (Journal of Dementia Care)

Summary This article summarises the range of interventions involved in improving care for people with dementia at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Key components of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project comprise: A specialist dementia acute medical ward (currently called … Continue reading

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Communication With Cognitively Impaired Patients in Hospital (Nursing Older People)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This article, published in the Royal College of Nursing’s “Nursing Older People”, covers the effective communication skills essential for nurses … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care of Patients with Dementia in the Acute Setting (Complete Nutrition)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article discusses the role of the dietitian in an acute hospital working with dementia patients. It outlines various causes of … Continue reading

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Improving the Quality of Care for People With Dementia in General Hospitals (University of Worcester / RCN / Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary Another neglected gem from the University of Worcester, RCN and Department of Health. Although this report was published officially in … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Patients’ Garden

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary Now that the Summer is here, patients on the special-purpose Dementia Ward (D22) at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton are … Continue reading

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Improved Quality of Life for People in General Hospitals in Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton’s Joint Dementia Strategy: Public Consultation, Summer 2011)

Summary A wide-ranging strategy has been developed, based on guidance from the Department of Health’s Living well with dementia : A National Dementia Strategy, consultation with regional and local experts, plus help and advice from residents with dementia and their … Continue reading

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