Over £600,000 has been raised to help transform Kingston Hospital’s three elderly care wards so they are dementia friendly – safe, homely and comfortable social and therapeutic environments that facilitate all types of functioning.

The refurbishment of its elderly care wards is a key part of Kingston Hospital’s strategy to ensure it has the right staff, environment, care pathways, support and systems in place to deliver consistently excellent dementia care.

Derwent Ward was the first of the three wards to undergo refurbishment, re-opening in November 2016, followed by Blyth Ward in November 2018.  Works on Kennet Ward are expected to be undertaken in August 2019.