Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Edward Street Hospital

November 28 2019
Edward Street Hospital, Edward Street, West Bromwich, UK
0845 1461800Visit website

At Edward Street Hospital, the Trust provide 24 hour care and support to older people with mental health needs such as dementia, depression and anxiety.

The site has two inpatient wards: Salter and Chance. Chance Ward provide support for older people with mental health needs such as dementia. Salter Ward provides support for older people with mental health needs such as depression and anxiety.

During a stay in hospital we make sure, as far as is possible, that they maintain some independence by doing day-to-day things such as making their beds, and washing and dressing themselves. The service helps people return to their homes. If someone is unable to return home, we will advise on the type of appropriate accommodation required in the community, according to someone’s mental and physical health needs, which is assessed during their stay.

Depending on their needs, someone might be getting special support from psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and physiotherapists. Together, these staff have a range of ways to help people both physically and mentally. This comes alongside the care that nurses, consultant psychiatrists, and health care support workers give to patients.

When we feel someone can be discharged from the hospital, we try to make sure that their future wellbeing is planned for. To do this we hold a meeting to discuss someone being discharged. Where possible, the person being discharged will attend this meeting, as well as several staff. Other people who may come to the meeting are the person’s family, carer, and social workers.

If someone is going back home we will devise a care plan and consider what is required for that person. If appropriate, we refer the person to one of our community-based services, such as the Therapy and Recovery Unit, according to their discharge plan.

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