We’ve signed up to join John’s Campaign to show we welcome carers into our Trust.
John’s Campaign was founded in November 2015 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. The campaign believes that carers should not just be allowed but should be welcomed, and that a collaboration between the patients and all connected with them is crucial to their health and their well-being.
John’s Campaign applies to all hospital settings: acute, community and mental health and over 1000 institutions have pledged support so far, including us!
Our pledges are:
- Introduce Champions in all areas who have a specific role to play in engaging with friends and relatives.
- Pilot flexible visiting times in appropriate areas.
- Involve friends and families in initiatives such as afternoon teas and carers fayres.
- Introduce Friends and Relatives Corners on appropriate wards.
Watch this space for more details!