A new ward for dementia patients who require hospital care is set to open at King’s Mill Hospital - and ward bosses are asking for ideas of what it should be called.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will officially open the ward next month following a state-of-the-art refurbishment to improve patient care.
The team who will run the ward are keen that the project has a new and welcoming identity and are asking patients, staff and the public to suggest names for the ward.
Ward staff will select their favourite from all the names put forward and the winner will be invited to the grand opening of the ward.
Dr Steve Rutter, clinical lead for geriatrics, said: “In creating the new ward we have learned from others but also applied unique ideas and solutions.
“We believe the result of our work is a ward which will massively reduce risks of harm to our patients as well as having a hugely positive impact on their well-being, mood and happiness.”
The new ward incorporates innovative lighting, colour coded design, safety flooring, sensory rooms, memory walls and flexible nurse stations.
Sean Lyons, chairman of the trust, said: “The new ward is a great example of how we are striving to improve our services.
“We’ve been guided by our patients and led by a project team of committed and talented doctors, nurses and managers, all with the aim of better quality of care and better quality of life for our patients.”
Name suggestions for the new dementia ward can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.