About our service:
The ward has 14 beds which are to meet the needs of older adults with dementia who have been admitted to hospital because of an acute episode or crisis due to their illness.
The primary function of the ward is to assist the person with dementia through their episode of acute illness/crisis and to work with patients, carers and other professionals in assessing and implementing future care needs.
Admissions to the ward are by referral to the MHOAT service. We do not take direct referrals from social workers or GP’s.
We aim to provide a high standard of care and promote independence and well being.
We will achieve this by
- Continuous assessment and review of each clients physical, psychological, social and individual needs.
- Involving both the client and their carer in planning their package of care together with their named nurse.
- Close liaisons with MHOAT team, Social Work, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other members of the multidisciplinary team to co-ordinate the patients care.
- Providing care from experienced qualified staff who specialise in the field of dementia care who strive to improve their knowledge and maximise their professional development.
Ian Torrance (Senior Charge Nurse)