In the light of the recent Government announcements, we have taken the decision to suspend visiting times across all our wards at Lynfield Mount hospital with immediate effect. This is to help us to continue to protect our service users, our staff and our wider communities and to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Our award winning, state of the art, Dementia Assessment Unit based on site at Lynfield Mount Hospital, provides 24-hour care to support people with their behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Assessment and treatment is provided by our dedicated multidisciplinary team which includes consultant psychiatrists, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Sometimes we have students or trainees on placement that may also work with you.
Our Dementia Assessment Unit has been awarded a national gold award by the leading Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Stirling University. For further information view our press release.
Telephone: 01274 251 497
Referrals are accepted from GP’s, community mental health teams, or an allocated consultant.
Visiting times for Dementia Assessment Unit:
2.00pm – 4.30pm and 6.00pm – 7.30pm.
If you are unable to visit in these times, please discuss with the ward manager.
On 30 August 2016 Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust launched John’s Campaign as part of its plans to improve patient experience and make the Trust more dementia friendly.
In accordance with John’s campaign, we work hard to accommodate visiting when it best suits the family and carers. If you want to arrange visits to see your loved one outside of the usual 2pm – 4pm or 6pm – 8pm times, please chat with a member of staff so this can be arranged.
Lynfield Mount Hospital , Heights Lane, BD9 6DP
We have launched John’s Campaign across the Trust’s dementia wards as part of our plans to improve patient experience and make the Trust more dementia friendly.
Carers of patients with dementia can now visit their loved ones at the Care Trust’s award winning Dementia Assessment Unit at any time of the day and night to offer extra support and make them feel more at ease.
John’s Campaign was launched in November 2014 by London based carer Nicci Gerrard after the death of her father, Dr John Gerrard, who had been living with dementia and declined rapidly after a stay in a hospital where visiting times for carers were restricted.
The national campaign aims to give carers of people with dementia the right to stay with them in hospital, unrestricted by visiting hours, in the same way that parents can with poorly children in hospital.
Carers of dementia patients at our Trust are now invited to ask for a ‘Carers Passport’. This entitles them to visit outside of normal visiting hours and identifies their agreed individual needs in supporting their loved ones.
Allison Bingham, Deputy Director of Specialist In-Patient Services at the Care Trust, said: “We value the important role of carers in supporting their loved ones. Our staff have full training in how to support patients with dementia but we have the utmost respect for carers as experts in the care of individuals. By using the Carers Passports we can help to support carers continue to care for their relative or friend as much as they wish.”
The Care Trust’s Dementia Assessment Unit provides 24 hour care to support people with dementia.
Information leaflet: Supporting carers and family members of people with dementia