Star Wards’ Newsletter #18

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  July 27th 2007 Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. I’m still angling for invites to hospitals, as these are unbeatable for learning about great practice. But this fortnight’s edition has some dazzling examples, gleaned from attending Sandwell and Dudley’s acute care forum meeting and […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #17

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  13th July 2007 Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. Visits to hospitals are by far the best way for me to discover the excellent practice taking place, and although Bowmere has already featured (#12), I learnt about so many more amazing examples that this […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #16

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  24th June 2007 Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. Continuing out of sync because of the fabulous volume of best practice to share…. I very much enjoyed a visit to Bowmere hospital in Chester, thanks to the modern matron, Colin Jones. But details of […]

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SWAN Newsletter #1

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  Welcome to the first issue of SWAN – Star Wards Action Network! This is the first of fortnightly e-newsletters to Star Wards’ current and potential pilot sites. They’ll have a mixture of news from wards and trusts, inspirational customer service stories courtesy of Phil Dourado and some additional thoughts to each of the Star […]

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SWAN Newsletter #2

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Welcome to the second issue of SWAN – Star Wards Action Network. I was fortunate to be able to participate in the NIMHE’s North Eastern Region’s Practice Development Network last week, where several of the Star Wards’ ideas were given a good probing. There was a fascinating presentation from Scunthorpe about how they used the […]

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SW Newsletter #30

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  Jan 20th 2008 Castle Lodge, Telford Welcome to the Star Wards’ newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the Star Wards’ community. This fortnight’s edition features an exceptional unit, possibly unique in the UK – Castle Lodge which provides a fantastic, local, responsive service which is sort of mid-way between current […]

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You might be wondering – what difference does Star Wards actually make to mental health wards? It’s a question we continuously ask ourselves, to make sure that we are having a positive impact. Well, we have over 800 wards signed up to receive our resources and, in the past, we have had Star Wards independently evaluated. A micro-summary of what our users have said is that wards who tried Star Wards ideas had:

This is not about us, it is about people like you. These improvements are down to your hard work. And you can check our newsletters for wards doing amazing things right now. So we are told we do help you make a difference – and we want to get better and be here to help you in the future. So, join up, join in and let us know your wonderful ideas – and if you can donate to us or fundraise for us, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can donate on the website or discuss fundraising by e-mailing here. Thank you for all you do.