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KING’S LYNN: Getting matey at mealtimes
Meal Mates feeding scheme at Tilney Ward in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Helen Wise the meal time co-ordinator with patient Jean Hill.
Volunteers at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been swapping their desks for dinner trays to help create a mealtime community on the wards and encourage patients to enjoy their food.
The Meal Mates scheme was introduced in August 2011, prompted by staff concerns at the national reports suggesting that patients in some UK hospitals were going without food and drink because nursing staff were too busy to look after them.
Although no allegations had been made against ward staff at the QEH, staff were concerned that on some wards, those with older patients including some with dementia, that nurses were unable to give patients the time and support needed during mealtimes.
Home from Hospital scheme helps ease patients back into everyday life
10:00am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
For pensioner Kempton Cannon, returning to his empty house after a spell in hospital was set to be a daunting prospect.
The 90-year-old former painter and decorator, of Addingham, was anxious about how he would cope back home living alone.
But now, as a ground-breaking project expands across the whole of Bradford and Airedale for the first time, a package of help and support is available to Mr Cannon and hundreds of patients like him.
Set up a year ago, Home from Hospital is an initiative designed to ease adults of all ages safely back into everyday life after discharge from hospital.