Focus On: Pictures to Share Books

As part of our ongoing partnership work with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Dementia Team we have recently added a selection of Pictures to Share books to stock at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library.

Pictures to Share books are designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia. They aim to prompt memories and enable discussion between those with dementia and their families, friends and carers. More information about the books can be found on the Pictures to Share website.

The collection may be of particular interest to our MY colleagues for use during reminiscence activities with patients.

Pictures to share books

The titles currently available from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library are:

  • A Sporting Life in Pictures
  • A World of Work in Pictures
  • Childhood Days in Pictures
  • Family Life in Pictures
  • A Funny Old World in Pictures (2nd ed)
  • In the Garden in Pictures
  • Pets in Pictures
  • Shopping in Pictures
  • Travelling in Pictures
  • Beside the Seaside in Pictures

Please feel free to pop in for a closer look at the books, which are currently on display in the staff library alongside our other dementia resources 😀

Natasha (on behalf of the library team)

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Upcoming events for Health Information Week 2017

Many organisations across different sectors are collaborating for Health Information Week 2017 (3-9th July 2017). This campaign aims to improve accessibility of high quality health information for the public as well as building on local partnerships between information providers and improving health literacy.

It is essential that quality information is provided to people to enable them to better manage their health and wellbeing and make fully informed decisions about their treatment and care. Library and Knowledge specialists are uniquely positioned to underpin this vital agenda, working in partnership with clinical staff and other information providers.Patrick Mitchell, Regional Director – South of England, Health Education England (HEE)

As part of Health Information week 2017 the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library will be working in partnership with Wakefield Public Libraries to promote good quality health information for the benefit of our staff and the public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them, both online and in print.

Health information week activities

On Tuesday 4th July Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be joining Wakefield Public Libraries from 12:30pm to 14:30pm at Wakefield One to promote and signpost the public to reliable health information sources.

If you’re unable to pop by you can find links to a selection of reliable health information sources on our patient health information web page.

On Friday 7th July Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be in the atrium at Pinderfields Hospital with staff from Wakefield Public Libraries between 10am and 11.30am where they will be showcasing their new collection on ‘living with long-term conditions’ alongside a range of resources and services provided through Wakefield Public Libraries.

We hope to see you there 😀.

If you are unable to pop by and see us at either event we will be Tweeting (@midyorkslibrary) throughout the week using the hashtag #HIW2017

 

 

Patient Health Information Page

As part of their patient and public information remit, health libraries are trying to engage more with customers outside the healthcare workforce. As part of our role in this we have created a dedicated patient health information page on our website.

patient-health-information

The page has been created to signpost patients and the public towards reliable online health information. We also aim to raise awareness about local/national organisations which exist to provide support and advice for those with health enquiries or issues.

This page will be regularly updated so please keep checking back for our updates.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library Team 🙂