Dementia Project Is A Winner

Dementia Project Is A Winner

A project to provide a better experience for dementia patients in Forth Valley Royal Hospital won the Acute Care category at Scotland’s Dementia Awards.

The project focuses on increasing the number of patients transferred to inpatient wards before 8pm, and reducing the number of moves between different wards after patients have been admitted. Achieving a significant and sustained improvement in both of these areas has resulted in positive patient, carer and staff experiences.

Nicola Wood, NHS Forth Valley’s Team Leader for Liaison Psychiatry, said: “We are delighted to be named as a winner. This has been an exciting project involving many teams across Forth Valley Royal Hospital working together to achieve a shared goal for people with dementia. The project team is proud of the impact this has had on the experience of local patient and carers and local staff have also reported increased satisfaction in delivering care.”

Scotland’s Dementia Awards is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. The awards recognise the country’s most innovative and ambitious projects, by showcasing creative approaches from policy to practice, and highlighting the dedication of people supporting those living with dementia and their families and carers.

Autumn 2017 Awards & Achievements