Roker Ward’s Full Monty

Roker Ward’s Full Monty Roker Ward, based at Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, is an acute assessment unit for male patients with a history of cognitive impairment. I was greeted and shown around by Moira Brow (Ward Manager) and Claire Wardrop (Acting Ward Manager). At the start of their Star Wards journey when [...]

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Marsden Ward’s Full Monty

 Marsden Ward ‘Living in the moment with us’   By Sam Wilson Marsden ward is part of a growing group of new fab Full Monty award winners at Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust! We were delighted to recently visit the older persons in Sunderland present the team with their much deserved Full Monty [...]

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Star Wards Newsletter – Spring 2017

Welcome back to the Spring 2017 edition of Imagine, the Star Wards Newsletter dedicated to our members! Well people, it's official. After twelve effervescent, transcendent and resplendent years at the head of Star Wards, Marion and Buddy have officially stepped down. I think many of you have noted the gradual easing up over the last year, but [...]

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Mowbray Ward’s Full Monty

By Nic Higham ‘Be passionate, be brave, be human, be skilled, be a leader, be approachable – BE YOU!’       Mowbray Ward, which is part of Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland, is a specialist admission and assessment ward for older females with a primary diagnosis of dementia. One of the reasons the team ran [...]

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Recovery Based Activity Teams

  “Don’t give up being positive!” - Recovery Based Activity Teams in Greater Manchester.   At Star Wards, we LOVE activities on wards – mainly because we know that patients and staff get so much good stuff from attending and hosting them. Good stuff like feeling part of a community, getting some relief from boredom, [...]

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Bronte’s and Shelley’s Full Monty

By Geoff Brennan      Let me tell you a story. In 2016, at the headquarters of Star Wards, we received an e-mail and a detailed audit from yet another fab service. The service had implemented all 75 star wards ideas across two wards and were asking both to be considered for a full Monty. [...]

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