Doncaster ward leads the way in dementia care

A pioneering hospital ward is using simple techniques to improve the care of people with dementia.

Here, clinical director for the care of older people at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust, Dr Rod Kersh, talks about how changing from paper to china cups has had an impact on the physical health of patients.

Dr. Rod Kersh, Clinical Director. Picture: Marie Caley D4773MC

Dr. Rod Kersh, Clinical Director. Picture: Marie Caley D4773MC

Mallard Ward at DRI is the only ward of its kind in Yorkshire, with a calm, homely atmosphere and staff specially trained in caring for those with dementia.