Tommy revisits Bradford Hospital to deliver two sessions and share the work of Dementia Carer Voices.
Thank you too Karen Dawber, Chief Nurse, Sally Scales, Deputy Chief Nurse, Sue Franklin, Associate Chief Nurse for QI, Jo Hilton, Assistant Chief Nurse and Nazia Amir, Chief Nurse Office PA for kindly inviting Tommy to speak at two sessions on 12 March across Bradford Teaching Hospital’s
Tommy was very honoured to be speaking at the Trust`s Nursing Conference late last year and we were proud to be invited back to give two more talks.
Our project is grateful that Tommy was also invited to write the foreword for the new Dementia Strategy.
We had another brilliant day with remarkable people from across the trust who do remarkable things every day.
Tommy shared our Make a Difference campaign along with Leading Change, Adding Value A Framework (This link will take you away from our website) for Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff.
Thank you to all for another brilliant day and personal pledges below.
My pledge is to be caring and be thankful and look at each people as individuals. Ask what and who matters to all of my patients, so I can help make there stay on ICU a better stay.
My pledge is to do my daily kindness check and to ensure patients continue to be known by their preferred name and not “Patient A”
Haylie Briggs – Staff Nurse
My pledge is to care and love my mum as she has always done for me.
My pledge is to take time to find out what I can do to help them. Smile to know that I care. Touch to show compassion.
My pledge is that I will always try to make that difference in someone’s life, and also make them smile. I will try every day.
I will pledge to be the one that makes a difference every day, whether it’s with patients/cars or colleagues.
I pledge to have a “kindness check” when the day becomes very stressful. Make sure that I always use the patients name when referring to and addressing them.
The need to be more available, visible and compassionate to my patient and carer – to make the stay in hospital pleasant. Not to forget touch is a great communicator.
My pledge is to listen, love and laugh. Don’t be afraid to cry.
I wish to raise awareness of dementia within the Asian community. Unfortunately, dementia is described as some who had lost their mind. Dementia sufferers are told to “snap out of it” “Get out more” “everyone feels isolated at this age – you have to make more effort to meet others”
I pledge to spend that extra time to get to know and learn more about the wonderful people in my care. Learn their story, their experiences what matters most to them. Always treat people with kindness.
I will ensure that all patients are treated as individuals, not as the “bed number “or condition.
My pledge is to develop more skills in my handling of caring for patient who has dementia. I am new to elderly team and I knew that caring them as an individual we have to be person centred approach. To involve them in their care and encourage them to do as much as they can so they will still feel valued and part of society. To provide care from heart, be kind and be respectful.
I pledge to continue to try and understand, ask what matters the most to my friends, family and those I meet. This question, I know will make a difference to people’s life.
I pledge to treat every patient as themselves and not let their conditions define who they are.
I pledge to treat each person in same ward and make everything they tell me matters and do my best to become in their best condition.
I pledge to make more time to sit and have a conversation with my patients.
My pledge is to in some situations just stop for a moment, hold that wanting hand and sing with that person. The little things made all the most difference
I pledge not to rush my assessments and take more time to listen to my patient. “Hold that hand sing that song”
I pledge to work with pride and kindness today. Both for myself and for those I am with today.
I will not dismiss the simplest of conversations, they are valuable, they break down barriers and remind us that we are all only human.
My pledge is listening to what matters so I can make a difference.
I pledge to give my mum, Liz a ring more often.
I always ask people what food and drink they enjoy, but I never ask why and what memories they have about them. I always will now.
My pledge is to continue being kind, caring and understanding to patients especially the vulnerable and elderly and patients who don’t quite understand where they are.
I pledge to have more understanding life is very difficult a lot for me lately, but I am a very caring person so hopefully my understanding of life will become easier for me.
I pledge rather than as I do can I help to saying “can I help you, is there anything you need or can do for you”
My pledge is always smile and not allow pressures and perhaps personal situations affect the care which I give. Take the time to listen and enjoy a person’s company.
I pledge to continue to make my team laugh, tell them how great they are and giving out free hugs. I also pledge to continue singing with our patients at every opportunity, music in a “magical” thing and can illicit wonderful responses.
My pledge is to listen to my mums fears about “losing her mind” instead of dismissing them and brushing them to the side.
My pledge is to ask patients and their family, friends and cares what matters to them. How can I help? It is all about the small things. I will continue to smile at people.
My pledge is to be kind and to share my knowledge to my colleagues. To accept kindness from my colleagues as well. To do my best, nothing more, nothing less.
My pledge is to try everyday to find one thing that makes my patients feel like they really matter and that somebody has made the effort to get to know them.
My pledge is to continue to develop my skills and knowledge as a health care professional and place my patients unique and particular stories at the centre of my care and practice.