Developing supportive design for people with dementia – King’s Fund – 9 January 2013

Posted on January 11, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , , , |

Developing supportive design for people with dementia – King’s Fund – 9 January 2013

The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2009-2012

“Developing Supportive Design for People with Dementia is the latest publication from the EHE programme. It marks the completion of 26 schemes in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England to improve the environment of care for people with dementia.

The Environments of Care for People with Dementia programme was funded by the Department of Health as part of work to support the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy in England. There was tight competition for the available places, and projects were chosen for their ability to reflect the care pathway from diagnosis to end-of-life care.

This publication seeks to provide practical, value-for-money examples to encourage and inspire staff and their organisations to provide an environment of care that better supports people with dementia. As well as case studies with before and after photographs from participating sites, Developing Supportive Design for People with Dementia includes information about the development and evaluation of the EHE assessment tool; overarching design principles for creating a more supportive environment for people with dementia; and a project directory detailing the artists and designers involved in each scheme along with costs involved.”

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Environmental Design Guide: adult medium secure services – UK – 15 April 2011

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: Hosp Design Planning Architecture, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , |

Environmental Design Guide: adult medium secure services – UK – 15 April 2011
Document type: Guidance
Author: Department of Health
Published date: 15 April 2011

“The guidance describes overarching principles for the design of adult medium secure inpatient services in addition to setting out the  security requirements for these services.”

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NHS joins forces with designers to tackle violence and aggression in A and E departments – 26 February 2011

Posted on February 28, 2011. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Violence | Tags: , |

NHS joins forces with designers to tackle violence and aggression in A and E departments – 26 February 2011

Reducing violence and aggression in A&E by design – Design Council

“Can you develop solutions that reduce the human and financial costs of violence and aggression in hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments?

According to the National Audit Office, violence and aggression towards frontline hospital staff is estimated to cost the NHS at least £69 million a year in staff absence, loss of productivity and additional security.

Reducing violence and aggression in A&E by design challenges multi-disciplinary ‘design and make’ teams to improve the experience of A&E departments and make them safer for staff, patients and visitors. To participate in this open innovation challenge designers and architects need to team up with fabricators, building contractors, manufacturers, service producers and other specialist consultancies.”  … continues

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