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New look for Ward 37 at York Hospital
8:02am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
Staff at York Hospital gathered to celebrate the reopening of Ward 37, which cares for older adults with physical and mental health needs.
The ward has recently undergone refurbishment to adapt it for people with dementia.
A large number of patients on the ward have a diagnosis of dementia.
The work has included new flooring, repainting, changes to fixtures and fittings and new art work. The aim was to help patients with dementia and confusion get about and also to provide a more stimulating environment with pictures, colours, and graphics.
Sue Hendry, deputy directorate manager for elderly services, said: “The design of the environment for patients with dementia is particularly important.
“They can find the experience of being in hospital very confusing and even frightening, so it’s fantastic to be able to provide extra stimulation to engage the patients and to create a talking point for patients and visitors.
“We are extremely grateful to all those who have raised funds to help us create a more welcoming and calming environment on Ward 37, and improve the quality of the experience for patients.”
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