Environment

We carry out regular assessments of the wards and departments within the trust to ensure a dementia friendly environment.  Our reports detail areas of good practice and areas which can be enhanced.

With more than 32,500 people in the North East living with dementia, and this number expected to double in the next 30 years, the trust is aiming to make all of its sites dementia friendly.

Coming into hospital can be very confusing, particularly for dementia patients, but simple things such as having clear signage can really help.

The trust has already taken a number of measures to improve care for dementia patients including introducing dementia friendly crockery, toilet signs and digital interactive screens to trigger memories and promote conversation.