"Patient self catering group"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

During a cooking group, a dining table away from the kitchen was set up for everyone to share their meal around. This created a homely and sociable atmosphere, which was enjoyed by all. The down side was the restricted room and lack of resources to enhance the experience further.

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Response from Yvonne Bird, Community Forensics OT, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for posting your comment.

We are really pleased that a homely and sociable environment was created during this activity.

We have, with patients help, made plans to update and change around the use of some of the rooms in the OT department at the Well's Road Centre where this event took place.

In the plans we are going to be creating a new education suite, which will mean that the room we currently use for education will become a more social area and is definitiely big enough for a dining table.

It is really important for us to hear what is good as well as what needs development within the service.

Yvonne Bird

Head Occupational Therapist

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