Reaching out to people with dementia and to anyone needing memory support

The Butterfly Scheme provides a system of hospital care for people living with dementia or who simply find that their memory isn’t as reliable as it used to be; memory impairment can make hospitalisation distressing, but it needn’t be. In hospital, dozens of staff can pass through a patient’s life each day and in order to deliver appropriate care, they need to know that a patient has dementia or memory impairment and
how to support them; this is where the Butterfly Scheme comes in. The Butterfly Scheme has now been adopted by over a hundred hospitals across the length and breadth of the UK; hospital staff really do want to care well and they typically enjoy using the skills and systems provided by the Butterfly Scheme, enabling them to care appropriately for this patient group.

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Latest News & Events

April 2019

Very pleased to report a great forward step this month, as MBHT – with the Butterfly Scheme long-established in its acute hospitals – was able to bring on board […]

March 2019

As you know, the Butterfly Scheme is a specific dementia care approach delivered by healthcare teams to support people living with dementia (or simply needing memory support) – and […]

February 2019

I’d like to quote from a recent bulletin by Michael Wilson CBE (Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust), referring to East Surrey Hospital, and ask you […]