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%)