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Katie

Activity Coordinator From England, United Kingdom


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Katie 7th Nov 2019 Activity Coordinator

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Hi all,

Does anyone else work in a hospital? I work in a large acute hospital in London. Most patients are here for a short time (days, weeks) with some here for months awaiting a care home. I thought it may be nice if anyone else works in a hospital with patients in awaiting a placement to start a pen pal service? It may just be a couple of patients at a time who would be interested. I wondered if it would be something we could continue when the patient goes to the care home. This would be a source of continuity particuarly for patients without loved ones.

If anyone is interested please let me know.

Thank you, Katie
Katie 9th Oct 2019 Activity Coordinator

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Hi all,

I work as a coordinator on an Older Persons Unit (three inpatient wards) in a hospital. I look after 26 volunteers most with no prior experience of volunteering or working with patients with dementia. I work very closely with the volunteers and provide tips/advice etc. In our anonymous surveys sent out they are all happy with the role and feel valued which is great. However, many would like further training on how to support patients with dementia.

Does anyone have any resources that you can share? Videos/websites/ways of running the training?

Thanks in advance
Katie 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Coordinator

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Thanks all. We have the 'This is Me' booklets but am looking for something a bit more comprehensive/activity specific.

Thanks Susan. Will look at your suggestions.

Shannon, would be great if you could email me - [email protected] - much appreciated.

Thanks again
Katie 26th Sep 2019 Activity Coordinator

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Hi,
Does anyone have a template they use to gather info on new residents? Something you can use when talking to relatives.

Thanks in advance,

Katie
Katie 9th Aug 2019 Activity Coordinator

Portable Activity Ideas to Reach Every Resident, Everyday

Hi,

Can anyone in the UK suggest where to purchase a similar cart?

Thanks
Katie 29th Jul 2019 Activity Coordinator

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Hi all,

I am an activity co-ord in a hospital in London. Is anyone else based in a hospital?
Katie 29th Jul 2019 Activity Coordinator

Movie Star Bingo

Hiya, would love to use but a few biographies are missing!
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