Connect with Us on Linked In
Follow Us on Twitter
Like Us on FaceBook
Add Us on Pinterest
Sign up for our news
Fundraising 01793 605631
Thanks to a £98,000 grant from Brighter Futures, an elderly care ward at the Great Western Hospital has been transformed into a ‘dementia friendly’ environment.
Jupiter Ward was completely redesigned to support the needs of patients with dementia and help them feel more at home. For example, a new matt floor has been fitted to reduce the chance of falls, as dementia patients can often mistake a shiny surface for water.
All the adaptations made were based on research carried out by the Kings Fund, an independent charity working to improve healthcare in England. The ward was re-opened in November 2014 with endorsements from patients, visitors and staff.
Found out about the difference we make
Help bring cancer care closer
Walk and support your favourite ward at GWH