Bolton Hospital is working hard to provide Dementia patients with a friendlier and more enabling environment with the revamp on their medical ward.
The room has been beautifully revamped into the Bluebell café. That will be used for quiet time and / or distraction therapy with a programme of activities. This will include music, arts and craft, reminiscence, life story, stretch and movement.
Kerry Lyons Admiral Nurse at Bolton Hospital commented “Staff and patients alike love the changes - the installation of the room is part of our plans to continue to develop the Hospital in becoming a more Dementia friendly environment.”
People with dementia can be confused or frightened when coming into a strange environment such as a hospital. By creating an environment that is less clinical in appearance hospital stays can be less stressful.