Archive of EHE articles and press releases: 2006 and earlier

See below for a range of articles and press releases about the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme from 2006 and earlier.

EHE articles and press releases: 2006 and earlier

House of Lords debate on acute mental health – House of Lords, 12 June 2006

A House of Lords debate on mental health wards praised the Enhancing the Healing Environment initiative for making a 'good start' in improving conditions.

Patients and staff to benefit from funding programme to improve end-of-life care – The King's Fund, 26 January 2006

The NHS needs to pay more attention to dying patients and their relatives by improving the places where they are looked after. That was the message from The King's Fund today as it launched a new pilot scheme to help transform the physical environments in hospitals and hospices.

Patients and staff to benefit from £1.2 million programme to improve mental health hospitals – The King's Fund, 15 December 2005

Mental health hospitals in England are to be transformed for the benefit of patients, relatives and front-line staff in a new phase of The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment scheme.

Enhancing the Healing Environment – The King's Fund, November 2005

Although the NHS is currently in the midst of the largest building programme in its history, for many patients, visitors and staff today the hospital environment still remains grey, soulless, drab and depressing, says Sarah Waller, EHE Programme Director.

Mental health trusts to bank over £1 million for run-down hospital environments – The King's Fund, 15 November 2004

Mental health hospital facilities all over England are to be transformed for the benefit of patients, relatives and frontline staff in a new phase of The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment scheme.

New guide empowers health care staff to transform run-down hospital environments – The King's Fund, 29 April 2004

A new step-by-step guide for front-line health care staff to take the lead in improving run-down hospital environments has been published by The King's Fund.

Government pledges £1m for hospital makeovers – The Guardian, 13 November 2003

The government is funding a £1m scheme to give NHS wards a makeover following fresh evidence that an improved environment benefits both patients and staff.

Frontline staff get chance to transform drab and dilapidated hospital environments – The King's Fund, 13 November 2003

Hospital teams in England are to get the chance to transform the environment in which they deliver care for the benefit of patients, relatives and staff as part of a £1 million scheme funded by NHS Estates and run by The King's Fund.

Presenting the case for acute mental health wards – Nursing Times, 18 March 2003

Initiatives such as The King's Fund's 'Enhancing the Healing Environment' programme emphasise that the acute ward environment is finally getting attention, and it is encouraging that mental health trusts have been asked to nominate nurses to lead the process.

HRH The Prince of Wales unveils The King’s Fund’s new resources to support the health and social care community – The King's Fund, 26 March 2002

Mental health trusts in London are to receive large cash windfalls as part of a £450,000 grants programme by The King's Fund to improve the environment for patients and staff.

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