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Trust’s pledge to dementia patients

OUR COMMITMENT Mid Yorkshire senior Sister Anita Ruckledge with the forget-me-not flower symbol linked to its dementia campaign.

OUR COMMITMENT Mid Yorkshire senior Sister Anita Ruckledge with the forget-me-not flower symbol linked to its dementia campaign.

A national drive to improve care for people with dementia is being back by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Nurses spread the word about their commitment to patients with dementia this week at the first in a series of public roadshows at its hospitals.

The trust’s Forget-Me-Not scheme will make sure all staff have the right skills to care for such patients and all seriously ill patients over 75 years are assessed for dementia when admitted.

A blue forget-me-not flower symbol will also be put in patients’ case notes and above their beds to help make sure those with the condition are easily identified by staff.

Deputy associate director of nursing for medicine Helen Green said: “We want to make the trust a centre of excellence for dementia treatment.

“The Forget-Me-Not scheme is part of our ongoing drive to improve our care and make sure the most vulnerable patients get the attention and support they need.”

All staff will also be able to take part in training with Bradford Dementia Group.

 

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