Promoting Privacy and Dignity around Derbyshire Community hospitals

Added on 18/09/2008

In Derbyshire we have produced 2 mobile display boards (1 for north ,1 for south ) on Privacy and Dignity. These boards are being displayed in each community hospital for several weeks at a time. 1 section invites staff, patients and visitors to list what dignity means to them by writing on a daisy and attaching it on the board. We also invite staff to become dignity champions

Essence of Care The benchmark for Privacy and Dignity has recently been revisited and currently I am following up on the actions to ensure they have been completed. Each EoC lead has been asked to become a Dignity Champion. Other benchmarks being completed also pick up on the Dignity issues

The benchmark for Privacy and Dignity has recently been revisited and currently I am following up on the actions to ensure they have been completed. Each EoC lead has been asked to become a Dignity Champion. Other benchmarks being completed also pick up on the Dignity issues

Lets Respect box Each hospital has a respect box. Talks have been organised from Mental Health to give talks on Dementia and support staff into dealing with Mental Health issues of patients on the Elderly wards

Each hospital has a respect box. Talks have been organised from Mental Health to give talks on Dementia and support staff into dealing with Mental Health issues of patients on the Elderly wards

In a couple of areas Life history boxes have been set up by staff to show their colleagues the importance of getting to know their patients and what interests/jobs they may have held when younger. One MH ward is allocating an auxiliary to a patient and getting the relatives to bring in photos, memorabilia relating to the patient. The auxiliary will then feedback to the other staff so they all increase their knowledge of patients in their care

What do you see Crabby Old Woman A DVD with Virginia McKenna 1 has been purchased for every hospital

Crabby Old Woman A DVD with Virginia McKenna 1 has been purchased for every hospital

A 1 day conference for Nurses and AHP's has been arranged for 17th Oct titled Getting the Basics Right. A work shop entitled I'm a Person First will be delivered 3 times during the day dealing with Privacy and Dignity issues. Christine Beasley Chief Nursing Officer Dept of Health will be present for a part of the day

for Nurses and AHP's has been arranged for 17th Oct titled Getting the Basics Right. A work shop entitled I'm a Person First will be delivered 3 times during the day dealing with Privacy and Dignity issues. Christine Beasley Chief Nursing Officer Dept of Health will be present for a part of the day

Customer Care training has a section on Privacy and Dignity.

has a section on Privacy and Dignity.

Anne Harris, Professional Development Lead, Walton Hospital

This resource appears on the following page(s):