Over the past six years numerous environmental changes have taken place across the hospital. Whilst the changes improve all patients experience they are particularly important for patients who have a delirium (confusion), dementia or a learning disability.
A few examples of these changes are better signage to aid orientation and promote patient independence, a range of activities in the bays for patients to participate in and there are a variety of pictures displayed on the walls.
The bays have been decorated and the bathrooms have been painted with contrasting colours to promote independence. Located in the bays are tables and chairs where patients can eat their meals or undertake activities. Finally, the lighting and flooring has been replaced, aiming to reduce the risk of patients falling.
Our staff are encouraged to use the forget me not symbol to identify patients with dementia, delirium and confusion.
The Royal Surrey County Hospital has adopted the use of a Forget me not flower for use with patients with dementia, short term memory loss, confusion and delirium.
Where will the symbol be used?
The Forget me not symbol is magnetic and should be placed:
What does the use of the Forget me not symbol mean?
The Forget me not symbol means that: