Peninsula Community Health

Dementia Care

As an organisation we are committed to improving the services we provide to the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who access our services. We are passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care.

Nurse with patient reading the paper

Our Environment 

On 27 September 2013 Peninsula Community Health and Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust secured in excess of £1.3 million in funding from the Department of Health to improve the care experience for people with dementia throughout Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

The funding will enhance the care of all people living with dementia who access our services allowing us to deliver a range of improvements to all wards in both acute and community settings including much needed enhancements such as artwork, improved signage and way-finding.

Following the principles of the Kings Fund Developing Supportive Design for People with dementia, the programme includes;

  • de-cluttering of corridor spaces and nurse stations
  • improved signage, including general orientation and signs for toilets and information desks
  • calendar clocks have been displayed to provide both time and date for orientation.

This project’s ambition is to use the dementia friendly enhancements of our clinical environment as a catalyst to further promote dementia awareness and raise the profile of our work on delivering the South West dementia care standards for people with mild cognitive impairment across our community hospital services.

We are now nearing  the end of the works being carried out across the organisation in our inpatient units with our dementia friendly hospital signs are now being installed.