Dementia-friendly unit, West Heath
This refurbishment project was funded by an NHS capital award made by the Department of Health. It has transformed a ward at West Heath Hospital, Birmingham into a new 18-bed intermediate care facility for patients who have been admitted to hospital but suffer with dementia.Incorporating some of the latest principles in dementia-friendly design, the unit was developed by Prime for local LIFTCo Birmingham and Solihull LIFT (BaS LIFT), in conjunction with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC). Prime worked closely with BCHC to secure almost £1m in funding through the Department of Health’s King’s Fund, using its specialist development and healthcare planning expertise to build a strong case for the project.
Jennifer Hurn, Healthcare Director, Prime plc
West Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust