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Who Cares Wins

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Resources' started by Skye, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Lots of members have had issues with the way out loved ones have been treated in general hospitals.

    Who Cares Wins is a booklet produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, giving guidelines for the treatment of patients with dementia and other mental illnesses. It's endorsed by AS.

    It's a bit technical in places, but well worth a look. I'd particularly suggest reading the recommendations.

    A couple of quotes:




    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/PDF/WhoCaresWins.pdf
     
  2. helen.tomlinson

    helen.tomlinson Registered User

    Mar 27, 2008
    541
    Hello Skye

    Last year Alan had to go into hospital for a hernia operation. They said it was a major repair and required a general anaesthetic. On the day things couldn't have been dealt with any better. At the pre-op assessment I explained that Alan had a dementia and queried what the affects of anaesthesia would have. On the day they allowed me to be with Alan all the time (apart from the op). Firstly the anaesthetist saw from Alan's notes that he had dementia and he said he thought that a general anaesthetic could have serious adverse affects and so he went to speak to the surgeon and they decided to operate another way. They were brilliant and seemed well informed. They seemed to realise that it was important to get Alan home and into familiar surroundings as soon as possible. I learnt things from them because I was even more ignorant about these things then. Fortunately his op went really well and he was the oldest in and the first out.
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Helen, you and Alan have been very lucky. You obviously have a hospital that is very dementia-aware, as many are now.

    We're working hard in our area to improve things, which is how I came by the booklet. We're actually planning a new hospital, which will be designed as dementia-friendly in all departments.

    But we've heard a lot of horror stories on TP, and it's useful to know what you should be able to expect.
     
  4. helen.tomlinson

    helen.tomlinson Registered User

    Mar 27, 2008
    541
    Hi Skye

    I am definitely on a steep learning curve. How exciting to be planning a new hospital which will be dementia-friendly in all departments. Wow. Ironically, the hospital that dealt with Alan's hernia is the same hospital where he saw the neurologist. That neurologist never came back to us with the results of Alan's tests and scans and our GP had to intervene in the end and even she said it was totally unacceptable. The very department one expects to be considerate proves to cause the most hassle of all!! Well done for all the hard work you are putting in to improve things.

    Love Helen
     
  5. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #5 Margarita, Mar 31, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
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  6. CYN

    CYN Registered User

    Jan 4, 2008
    702
    east sussex
    Could you repeat that please Magarita
    Cynthia x x :confused:
     

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