Carers Week 10th to 16th June 2019

Bolton Carers’ Support will be hosting a stand along with our Patient Experience Team in the main reception of Royal Bolton Hospital this week. Carers’ Week 10th – 16th June is a national event that has the aim of helping carers get better connected with the community around them and the potential support they can access.

It is a week dedicated to recognising the contribution carers make to families and sees individuals and organisations across the UK organise activities that draw attention to just how important caring is. We’ll be using the week to ask patients, relatives and/ or carers what’s important to them. We’ll also be targeting staff to let them know what help we can offer as a Trust and asking them how we could help them better.

We’ll be highlighting that we are an organisation that welcomes carers and have signed up to John’s Campaign.  All carers can request 24/7 visiting which means they can support their loved ones while they are in hospital.

Our ICare project looks at delivering both local and national objectives around best care standards for dementia care, alongside recognising carers as integral in care delivery and as part of this, a video has been produced. The video supports the project which covers the following four areas for improvement:

Standard 1 : I-Care that you see me
Standard 2 : I-Care about my inpatient experience
Standard 3 : I-Care about carer involvement
Standard 4 : I-Care about my onward journey

The video can be viewed below and discusses carer experience and the four standards and the words within the video are from carers themselves. The four standards are formed from their experiences of what good looks like and all standards reflect the national drivers to improve care for people with dementia.

The I-Care project has been recognised by the RCNi Awards and has been shortlisted for the Commitment to Carers category at this years Nursing Standards RCNi Awards, the winners of which will be announced later in the year.

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