Butterfly scheme's founder heading to CHFT



The founder of the Butterfly Scheme promoting better care for dementia patients  is heading to CHFT.

Barbara Hodkinson MBE will be visiting the Trust on the 25 and 26 September to provide Butterfly training for staff  at the Trust. 

She has agreed to provide four sessions per day (details attached) for our dementia champions/friends in the 1st session then open to all staff in the other 3.

Mrs Hodkinson founded the Butterfly Scheme 13 years ago after noticing that hospital staff wanted to help her late mother Lavinia, who had dementia, but did not have the skills to.

A former teacher at various Leeds high schools, she set up the scheme by working with hospitals and carers to develop Butterfly  as a care otion for patients.. It includes identifying patients with impaired memory through the use of the butterfly symbol on patient records; training for all staff who interact with dementia patients; and ongoing support and resources member hospitals.

If colleagues require more details please contact me on 01484 355819 or via my e-mail mandy.musgreave@cht.nhs.uk, thank you for your support