Work has been completed on our Care of the Elderly wards (Swift and Holly) to create two dementiafriendly bays. The bays were officially opened on 25th July by special guest and dementia campaigner, Tommy Whitelaw.
Each bay consists of six beds, a side room and a separate dining / relaxation area - they have been designed with special flooring, lighting and colours to provide a calm, therapeutic environment for patients with dementia. For example, the new flooring has an acoustic underlay to reduce noise - which patients which dementia can find very unsettling. Bright and colourful pieces of art have been donated - to help patients orientate themselves and find their bed space more easily.