Queenscourt Hospice has been able to purchase eleven brand new Dementia-Friendly beds and mattresses after donations from charities including Community Link Foundation.
Over £40,000 has been raised for the Dementia-Friendly project to buy the new beds and mattresses, which will enhance patient care and help to make their ward area more dementia-friendly.
This fantastic fundraising total has been raised by a variety of contributors, including:
– The Community Link Foundation
– The Reed Foundation
– Donors via The Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraising initiative
– Southport & Formby GP Federation
– GTB Demolition
Team Queenscourt are committed to providing patients with dementia the same palliative care as those with other life-limiting illnesses, and the new beds with their low-height setting and in-built alarm sensors, will help to improve patient comfort and safety.
“We have been humbled by the support that this vital refurbishment project has received”. Helen Birch, Director of Nursing Services, said: “Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has contributed towards the purchase of our new Dementia-Friendly beds and mattresses.
These state-of-the-art beds will enhance the comfort of all of our patients, as well as being more user-friendly for our nursing team. It is a great start to our Pearl Anniversary year.”
The new beds are the latest effort to make the ward more dementia friendly. Previous steps have included smaller changes which make a big difference, such as a small Forget-Me-Not flower at the patient’s bed-side which indicates very discreetly that a patient has dementia; reminiscence therapies; fiddle-muffs and mittens and dementia-friendly tableware.