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The scene is set for dementia care at the Royal Free London

8 West ward at the Royal Free Hospital has been decorated to transport patients and visitors to the seaside, and now includes a theatre space for live performances by actors, musicians and poets.

The seaside theme was inspired by feedback from patients and relatives on the ward, and co-designed by Danielle Wilde, dementia lead, Chito Gabutin, 8 West ward manager and the multi-disciplinary team.

Following months of hard work to bring the idea to life, the new look was met with a tremendous reception from patients, staff and volunteers at its grand unveiling.

The event was held in ‘The Royal Free Theatre’ - a new day room on the ward.

Further information on the event is available from the Royal Free Hospital website.

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