Thursday, 6 November 2014

Today Honored Speaking Burton Hospital NHS Trust Dementia Strategy Launch


I am so very honoured to be invited to attend and speak at the Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dementia Strategy and Forget Me Not  Care Bundle Launch November 7th

I had the great privilege to speak there a few weeks back ( you can read more on that day below )

Thank you Alison Haynes Lead nurse Dementia Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust For the kind invite to attend and speak 

Thank You 


Dementia Strategy Launch

Friday 7th November 2014

Lecture Theatre Medical Education Centre

1200hrs- 1230hrs Lunch, networking and purpose of the pledges

1230hrs- Introduction- Helen Ashley, Chief Executive

1240hrs- The Journey so far- Alison Haynes, Lead Nurse Dementia

1300hrs- Burton Hospital’s Dementia Champions- Alison Haynes, Lead Nurse Dementia & Rachel Edge, Staff Nurse

1315hrs- The Enhanced Care Team- Julie Thompson, Head Nurse

1330hrs- The Forget me Not Care Bundle- Kathy Golisti, Dementia Support Nurse

1345hrs- Refreshments- Networking

1400hrs- Therapies

The Importance of Engagement and Activity- Jessica Harris, Occupational Therapist, Tracey Payne, Physiotherapy Assistant

Alison Cartwright, Speech and Language Therapist- Promoting good management of a patient with swallowing difficulties.

1415hrs- Tommy on Tour

1515hrs- The Dementia Strategy- Dr Partha Das, Julie Thompson, Alison Haynes, Kathy Golisti 

1530hrs- Questions and close

MY Previous Visit  
With great thanks to Leanne Siekiera Student Nurse and Alison Haynes Lead nurse Dementia Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust For the kind invite to attend and speak at the Dementia Champions Forum earlier today  Burton Hospital Burton On Trent

Thank you to everyone who took time to attend and for the great kindness 

Thank you for the opportunity to speak and for the support make it to the forum 

I look forward to visiting again soon 

Please see the inspiring pledges from today 

I pledge to take time and ensure every patient with dementia has a voice and is heard – Jane
I pledge to support patients and carers every day and think of others – Jenny
I pledge to learn more about dementia and the person behind the disease and take the time to help more people that are living with dementia – Lynda Horswell
I pledge to strive to continually improve the patient and carer experience whilst at Burton NHS Foundation Trust – Alison Haynes
I shall always ask “what can I do today to make you smile?” I shall also prompt and encourage colleagues – Jude
To provide reassurance, comfort and listen attentively. Acknowledge that I care – Lorna Hough
I pledge to find out what`s important to the person I care for – Joylyn Thomas
My pledge is to always take time and listen to my patients. To find out the “little things” that matter to them and deliver care with a person centred approach – Leanne Siekiera
I pledge to find time to let the person have a voice and be listened to and to let the know I care – Denise Harlow
My pledge as a student nurse is to find out and take as much time as possible to get to know my patient suffering with dementia – Kirsty
My pledge is to look after each of my patents individually. I promise to always treat my patients with care and compassion – Sophie Lane
I pledge that when I leave patients after doing an activity with that they have a big smile on their face – Sharon 
My pledge is to make a difference every day for patients and carers with dementia. I will do this by incorporating within the strategy of the `little things` and engage with staff and follow this up – Julie Thompson
My pledge is to continue to treat all patients with dementia with the love and dignity they deserve and respect the hard work of all the carers – Eleanor Maxwell
I will try to be more understanding, compassionate; I will listen to the patients. I will try to make them smile and champion the dementia care within our hospital – Katherine
My pledge is to continue to be and show compassion to every person I meet.
My pledge is to listen and engage with volunteers and teach them to listen deeply to patients that they support on wards – Marion
My pledge is to work towards developing a listening service for carers within the trusts dementia strategy – Elly

Leanne is a friend on twitter and has been a great support to my campaign and work  you can read a blog post from Leanne on the @WeNurses community site  here

A BIG thank you Leanne and Allison for the kind invite and opportunity .I look  forward tomeeting  everone ,hearing more about the dementia champions and speaking about my wonderful mum and our make a difference tour 
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here!
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