The BMJ Awards 2020: Innovation in quality improvement

The BMJ Awards 2020: Innovation in quality improvement

Author: Jackie Wise

A Feature by Jackie Wise  to discuss one of this years’s finalist projects on mental health which  is finding novel ways to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and patient experience

Dementia friendly ambulance

Ambulances can be disorientating and confusing for people with dementia, with lots of background noise such as beeping machine. The ambulance trust is the first in the world to make ambulances dementia friendly. So far, 102 vehicles have been modified at a cost of under £50 (€57; $66) each. The impact of the project is being evaluated.

 

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