Every ward and department across the hospital has a member of staff who is an allocated dementia champion. Dementia champions are staff members that have a special interest in dementia and improving the care and experience of dementia patients in the area where they work. The dementia champions have / are encouraged to attend the Tier 2 training and attend the dementia champion meetings / teaching on a regular basis. The dementia champions working on the wards / departments are a good source of advice and support.
To the patient
To the carer, family and friends
To our colleagues
Four staff of different disciplines have undertaken an accredited dementia leaders course. We also have a multidisciplinary dementia champion group that is well attended on a monthly basis.
Please be assured that a variety of dementia training is now available for all staff.
A variety of dementia training is available to all staff working within the hospital. All dates, times and venues of the training can be found on the G Drive and on the SPACE platform.
Training across the trust has been key to reduce stigma and empower staff working within the clinical areas to provide good quality evidence-based dementia care. The dementia training provided across the trust has also been recognised by the Alzheimer’s society as meeting the requirements for the dementia friends training and thus all staff if they so wish they can become a dementia friend.
|Type of training||Length of training|
|Tier 1 dementia training – foundation level||1 hour - Held monthly on clinical induction|
|Dementia virtual tour||1.5 hours - Three to six sessions per month|
|Tier 2 dementia training||2 days (includes the dementia virtual tour) - Four times a year|