Our local Trusts take on NHS Change Day is our 'Walk in their Shoes' initiative which asked staff to spend some time experiencing what being a patient or service user in our services is really like. Thank you to all those who embraced Walk in their Shoes Day so enthusiastically.
Sarah Dugan, Chief Executive, said: "We know that patients generally experience excellent levels of care and treatment in our services but that doesn’t mean we are complacent and we recognise there is always more we can do. Walk in their Shoes Day is a chance for our staff to experience some of those things which might seem small, such as being fed or having your arm in a sling, but actually make a real difference to the whole patient experience. We hope that this will help us to gain an insight into how it feels to be a patient and give staff a different perspective."