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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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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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Breaking News: Evaluation Report Published for Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary We have just this week learned that the final evaluation of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton Mayor Bert Turner Raises Record £55,000 (Birmingham Mail)

Summary Six charities share a record £55,171 raised by Wolverhampton Mayor Coun. Bert Turner during his term of office. The Dementia Ward at New Cross Hospital is to receive £29,171, and Compton Hospice will get £15,000. The Wolverhampton branch of the Alzheimer’s Society also receives £8,000. … Continue reading

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Dementia Care at New Cross Hospital Wins National Patient Safety Award (Health Service Journal and Nursing Times)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Innovative work to improve hospital care for patients with dementia has resulted in the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust (RWHT) … Continue reading

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A Neglected Gem: The Dementia Friendly Hospital (Presentation Slides)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary This freely-available but under-publicised set of presentation slides gives a professionally produced and graphically pleasing summary of the background, philosophy, personnel and … Continue reading

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National Awards for “Enhancing the Healing Environment” Projects, 2011 (The King’s Fund)

National Dementia Care Awards 2011 Finalist / Runner-Up: Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust were shortlisted for Best Exterior Dementia Design for their ward garden at New Cross Hospital. To read more about the actual winners for this award category, visit the National Dementia Care Awards … Continue reading

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On Our Changing Terminology: a Rose is a Rose by Any Other Name

Background Reflection When the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project began in 2010, it was based on efforts based primarily in Ward D22. As this was not sufficiently descriptive, Ward D22 became widely known as the New Cross Hospital Dementia Ward. … Continue reading

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Fundraising Efforts Praised by Wolverhampton Mayor (24dash.com)

Summary The Mayor, Councillor Bert Turner, commended Wolverhampton Homes, its partners and suppliers on Tuesday December 6th 2011 for their efforts in raising thousands of pounds for charity. Participants in this year’s Carver marathon events included staff from Wolverhampton Homes, Thomas Vale, Bullock, Frank Haslam Milan, … Continue reading

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