Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) with support from Oxehealth
– safer dementia care in Mental Health hospitals
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CWPT provides a wide range of mental health and learning disability and community health services. We provide inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Our mental health in-patient services include the Stanley and Pembleton dementia wards at the Manor Hospital which deliver a full range of specialist service functions for assessment and treatment within a modern person-centred environment.
CWPT is currently working with Oxehealth, and have recently completed an interim clinical study on the ground breaking use of Oxehealth’s ‘Digital Care Assistant’ to reduce falls and improve inpatient safety on dementia wards.
Oxehealth’s technology uses an optical sensor to pay attention to a patient in a room. Oxehealth algorithms can see movement in the room, rather like a human eye would. When someone walks into a room, the Digital Care Assistant (DCA) detects where they are.
It provides data to staff on high-risk activity that may lead to falls, tracks night-time behaviour, and enables nurses to measure vital signs without entering a bedroom and disturbing a patient while they sleep. There is no device connected to the patient, and the technology works even in total darkness.
Interim findings from the clinical study:
- Falls at night were reduced by 33% and the severity of falls was reduced substantially. ‘Moderate’ falls that may result in additional treatment, A&E visits or surgery, fell from 8% to 2%. As a result, demand for A&E services dropped 56%.
- Time spent on ‘enhanced’ observations has reduced by 71%, saving 7,800 clinical hours per year for the hospital.
- Staff reported greater confidence in managing patients and were positive on the impact of the technology saying that the system helps them to provide better care during the night and improves patient safety on the ward.
- Carers reported greater peace of mind that their family members were being well looked after
The clinical study was featured by BBC ‘Click’ in 2018, the main segment in a programme on “The future of work: NHS”. It has been shortlisted for two HSJ Patient Safety Awards, and was a Finalist in the Innovation in Public Services category at the 2018 West Midlands Tech Awards.
Oxehealth has also been shortlisted for the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ category in the Design in Mental Health Awards in May 2019.
St Clair Gardens, Coventry & Warwickshire MIND
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St Clair Gardens, in Livingstone Road, Foleshill Coventry, provides quality care support services for individuals who are experiencing or have experienced severe mental distress or ill health and a unique blend of clinical and recovery-focused care and treatment.
St Clair Gardens provides individualised holistic care and recovery and promotes an effective rehabilitation and a re-ablement plan, thereby helping the individual lead an independent and improved quality of life.
St Clair Gardens, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind’s new, innovatively designed state-of-the-art recovery centre provides an ideal and impressive environment for its residents. It provides up to 14 residents with cutting-edge facilities to aid and support their mental and emotional wellbeing closer to home.
It has been honoured at a national healthcare awards ceremony. St Clair Gardens was awarded Highly Commended in the Best Interior Environment, New Build, category at the Building Better Healthcare Awards held in London in October 2018.
Judges said of St Clair Gardens: “The interior of the building is very welcoming. We particularly liked the way the design subdivides the communal spaces to create a number of different environments.
“Reception and waiting areas can be very impersonal, but the subdivision within this scheme allows for both privacy and staff observation. It’s a very thoughtful project.”
It has also been shortlisted for the ‘Project of the Year New Build’ category in the Design in Mental Health Awards in May 2019.
Monday 20 May
13:00 Pick-up attendees at the Ricoh Arena
First stop will be at the Manor Hospital
Second stop we will be at St Clair Gardens
Attendees will be dropped back to the Ricoh Arena
To book your place please email Dionne Radford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please let Dionne know ASAP if you would to attend.