Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

European Award for Dementia 2018

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Gibb and the DemPath team were the proud recipients of an award for a European Foundation Initiative on Dementia (EFID) for the St James’s Hospital Wayfinding project.   

The award ceremony took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15th January 2018.  EFID’s mission is to improve the lives of people with dementia by enabling a dementia friendly and inclusive environment in communities across Europe.

The DemPath team, in conjunction with the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Directorate, carried out an evaluation of the Hospital’s way finding system to ascertain which areas were in need of improvement.  Specific members of the public were selected with no prior knowledge of the Hospital including a person living with dementia. This evaluation augmented a detailed report, submitted to the Chief Executive of the Hospital by the Patient Experience Office, outlining recommendations to improve people's experience of the St James's Hospital campus.