Dementia EMI Residential Homes Staff Consultation

Closed 11 May 2018

Opened 10 Apr 2018

Overview

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust currently runs and directly manages 4 EMI residential care homes across Belfast. We are looking at the role of our residential homes and how we can change to provide the finest dementia care. A number of things have led us to start this review such as:

- Our residential home buildings- they are in need of modernisation, the building and design model are outdated

- Our model of care- we want to deliver best practice in personalised care   

- Respite for carers- we want respite to be flexible and responsive to carers needs

Dementia affects so many people in our community. As such we want to make sure the dementia services we provide are the best use of our resources, follow best practice and are delivered in a way which improves lives for people with dementia and their families/carers. 

We want to explore as many different options and ideas as possible to achieve the best outcomes for people living with dementia.    

The information we collect will feed into a recommendation report about EMI residential homes and possible options to consider for the future. The report will go to the BHSCT Board in May 2018.  

Why We Are Consulting

We want to explore as many different options and ideas as possible to achieve the best outcomes for people living with dementia. We are consulting widely with staff, with our service users, their carers and families. Today we want to hear from you the staff how we could make positive changes for future dementia care in Belfast. What changes would you and others like to see happen?  

We want to hear your thoughts about what great care looks like, how we can respond to respite needs of carers and families, how we can change to improve and how we can all work together to design outstanding dementia care.

Your answers to these questions are a vital step in this review.

 

What Happens Next

Your responses are a vital step in this review. The information we collect will feed into a recommendation report about EMI residential homes and possible options to consider for the future. This report will go to the BHSCT Board in May 2018.

Audiences

  • Health and social care staff

Interests

  • Health