All rooms are en-suite and have a private sink, toilet and shower, there is also a separate bathroom, with a bath on the ward.
The ward’s kitchen is accessible to staff on behalf of patients 24 hours a day, where patient’s food and drinks can be stored. (Food cannot be heated by staff).
There are TV/sitting room areas, two dining rooms, and separate female and male only quiet lounges.
Patients are encouraged and supported to take part in a variety of therapeutic activities including baking, reminiscence, games and discussions.
Our sensory garden was officially opened in 2012.
It was funded by the Department of Health through the King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme, which encourages and enables nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care.
With a theme of ‘Industrial Doncaster’, the garden harks back to the town’s heavy industrial heritage with the use of steel structures, railway sleepers, and stainless steel ropes.
Artwork, lighting and planting have also been used to create a stimulating and therapeutically valuable space for older people with dementia, which has drawn praise from EHE programme Director for The King’s fund, Sarah Waller CBE, who said: “The design of the garden is exceptional, maximising the space available with plenty of seating spaces, and shade from sun and rain.