Combe Ward (Dementia Friendly Ward) Redesign

Supporting the Transformation of Care for People with Dementia

As part of RUH Bath’s ambition to be an exemplar of best practice in dementia care, Combe Ward has undergone an impressive transformation into a more patient focused area.

With Art at the Heart sitting on a dynamic multi-disciplinary group, we have been implementing the dementia strategy by commissioning large-scale wall art in 3 areas of the ward. These include: Somerset Levels donated by artist, Bluebell Woods by Artwork Solutions and Balloons Over Bath by Nick Cudworth.

Somerset Levels image was part of a call to photographers to offer images of the region, of which we reproduced and framed 17 images of the local landscape. We selected images from approx. 12 photographers and would like to thank all for their generosity.

Subject to funding we wish to combine this project with work from the Hospital Notes Creative Reminiscence Workshops and will be asking ward patients to help create reminiscence panels as part of the final elements of the redesign.