‘We Care About You’ comes to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are celebrating Carers Week (11 June) and are inviting local people to come along to a special event.

‘We Care About You’ takes place Friday 15 June between 10am and 1pm and is open to all. The Trust’s Care of Older Peoples Team will be showcasing work which is underway to improve patient care and treatment within Doncaster and Bassetlaw, as well as highlighting the crucial role carers play in their loved ones’ treatment and recovery.

The event will cover a number of topics and will most notably highlight the Trust’s recent drive towards ‘Person Centred Care’. Over the past number of years, staff have been working hard to improve the hospital experience for patients. Routinely going above and beyond what is known as ‘normal’ ward care, this means that teams within the organisation put a great deal of emphasis on the individual, tailoring treatment to their specific needs, with particular importance placed upon preventing injuries that can occur in hospital.

This renewed focus has led to a number of enhancements and innovations within the Trust, most notably a significant reduction in serious, hospital-acquired, pressure ulcers as well as a decrease in patient falls by over 25%.

The educational event will also cover other DBTH initiatives, such as Achieving Reliable Care (ARC), a new way of working which helps to better coordinate teams while delivering the best possible care and treatment for patients, getting them home as soon and as safely as possible.

For attendees, there will also be a chance to help shape future innovations coming to the Trust. The team will be showcasing the, newly developed, Person Centred Care Toolkit, which helps NHS staff work in a more holistic way, and are asking for feedback before its implementation later this year.

Finally, there will be a number of information stalls discussing all aspects of care and will feature contributions from Specsavers, Find Memory Care, Punjab Kitchen and the Trust’s caterers Sodexo.

Speaking about the event, Moira Hardy, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Professionals at the Trust, said: ‘’I want to extend an invite to everyone interested in the work we do to come along. This is an opportunity to showcase the best of what we have to offer at Doncaster and Bassetlaw, while also recognising the key role that carers play, not only in the direct help they provide for those in their charge, but also in working closely with health professionals when they come to hospital.”

This event is open to all and takes place Friday 15 June between 10am and 1pm at Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Education Centre. For more information, please contact Beth Cotton (b.cotton@nhs.net).