Monthly Archives: October 2013

Revamp for dementia

Published: 31 Oct 2013 08:00

WORK is under way to create a specialist dementia-friendly ward which will include the country’s first in-hospital cinema.


A CGI image of what the ward will look like

Rowan Ward at Prospect Park Hospital has been stripped and work has started to transform the unit specifically for the use of elderly patients and their families.

New, soft flooring will be installed to minimise the risk of falling, with circular handrails for patients with Parkinson’s disease or arthritis, while ambient LED lighting and colour-coded areas for males and females will help patients move around independently.

Flexible working is great but carers should have rights too

If you are a carer, the need for flexibility can creep up slowly or arrive overnight

Andrew Marr experienced the need for a family carer after a stroke. David Cheskin/PA

If you are a carer, the need for flexibility can creep up slowly or arrive overnight. Guardian journalist Jackie Ashley and her broadcaster husband Andrew Marr experienced this after he suffered a stroke and their lives were put into turmoil. Both have written about how this affected them, calling for new ways of supporting carers in similar situations.

£200,000 fund launched for carers

CARERS from across Bradford

CARERS from across Bradford are to share in a grant scheme worth almost £200,000 to promote their own health and well-being.

The growing number of unpaid carers in Bradford, Airedale and parts of Wharfedale can apply for up to £200 to enable them to have a break from the day-to-day pressures of looking after a loved one.