The RUH in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s’ Society, the Research Institute Care for the Elderly (RICE), the Forever Friends Appeal and the Avon Wiltshire Partnership has launched the Volunteer Dementia Project.
The aim of this project is to pioneer a dementia-friendly hospital environment at the RUH to support patients with dementia. This is the first of its kind in a local hospital. The project will provide volunteers to support patients with dementia to address the associated problems which come with this condition, such as loneliness.
Sir Tony Robinson kindly gave a powerful speech on the importance of treating patients with dementia and highlighted how many people are affected by dementia. He then officially opened the project.