[PDF] National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2018–2019. Round Four Audit Report

Source:
Royal College of Psychiatrists - RCPsych
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publication date:
10 July 2019

Abstract

This  fourth National Audit of Dementia report is based on data received from 195 acute general hospitals in England and Wales. 

The report details improvements since the Round 3 audit report in 2017, including: 

  • 96% hospitals signed up to John's Campaign, advocating the right for people with dementia to be supported by family carers when in hospital
  • Only 10% staff said that they had not received dementia training at the hospital, compared with 17% in Round 3
  • 51% carers said that staff were well informed and understood the needs of people with dementia (up from 47%)
  • 66% staff felt encouraged to accommodate individual needs of people with dementia (up from 61%)