Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust


Dementia project team scoop Team of the Year award

September 16, 2011


The Enhancing the Healing Environment team have won Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Team of the Year.


The team who are responsible for improving the care of dementia patients on ward 23 and 29 beat seven other teams to win first prize in the awards and with it £5,000 to be ploughed back into the project, thanks to sponsorship by Sovereign Health Care.


The team, made up of staff from elderly care, estates, orthopaedics and a patient representative, was developed to look at dementia care in an acute hospital setting.


It has been successful in transforming the patient environment on wards 23 and 29, under the theme of ‘Yorkshire Outdoors’ with dynamic lighting, colour and images.


Dawn Parkes, project leader, head of nursing in the division of medicine, Shane Embleton, project manager estates, Debbie Beaumont, clinical services manager elderly care and Anne Austick, sister trauma orthopaedics on ward 23, gave a presentation to judges on their achievements since setting up the team in 2010.


Judges heard how the new environment was not only improving outcomes for patients, but also the working environment for staff.


Second place and £3,000 went to the Technical Skills and Simulation Board and in third place, winning £2,000, were the Emergency Nurse Practitioners. 


Other teams in the running included Bradford Supervisors of Midwives – Maternity Services, the Clinical Governance and Web Development Team, Orthopaedic Therapy Team, Westwood Park Community Hospital Multi-Disciplinary Team and the Children’s Occupational Therapy Team.

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