Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ Dementia Wards Win National Award

Bradford Teaching Hospital’s design for the refurbishment of two of its wards, undertaken to improve the hospital environment for elderly patients suffering from dementia, has won a national award.
The team were named Winners of the 2012 Building Better Healthcare (BBH) award for best interior design project. These are the main UK awards for healthcare building and design.The hospital team were named winners of the 2012 Building Better Healthcare (BBH) award for best interior design project. These are the main UK awards for healthcare building and design.
The nationally acclaimed ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ project which transformed wards 23 and 29 was the largest refurbishment of its kind for patients with dementia in an NHS hospital.
It saw the Foundation Trust invest more than £450,000, with a further £50,000 awarded from The King’s Fund, towards upgrading facilities to create a more calming space to influence patient behaviour and improve the wards for patients with dementia, visitors and their families.

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