Patients move into new dementia-friendly ward at the QEH in King’s Lynn

Inside the West Newton ward, the new dementia-friendly ward, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King

Inside the West Newton ward, the new dementia-friendly ward, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. - Credit: Archant

The West Newton ward has specialist features which include colour-coded bays and visual aids on doors to help hospital patients navigate their way around the space.

And patients are moved in and making the most of the facilities in the specialist ward.

It consists of four bays with specialist ambient lighting which calms patients, four private side rooms, two en-suites, and a lounge with kitchen facilities. There is also a small garden for patients' families and carers to relax in.

Catherine Morgan, Director of Nursing at the hospital, said: 'The Trust has always been committed to being dementia friendly and we have facilities across the hospital to meet such patient's requirements such as dementia friendly signage, adapted bathroom facilities, orientation

clocks and dementia support workers.'


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According to the Trust, the refurbishment 'is another step in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital's journey towards excellence'.

The official opening of the West Newton ward is to be announced.

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