Variable Standards of Hospital Dementia Care in England (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary

The Alzheimer’s Society may have found further evidence of poor and variable care in a review of acute hospital care for dementia patients. Their report is based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to which not all Trusts were in a position to respond; so the data could be skewed in either direction overall. It is the variation in care quality that is the main focus.

Problems detected include the prevalence of falls, night-time discharges, length of stay (delayed discharges), rates of hospital re-admissions, and anecdotal reports of “patients being treated with excessive force, not being given enough help with meals and drinks, and being left in wet or soiled sheets”.

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Triggle, N. (2016). Dementia patients face ‘Russian roulette’ in hospital. London: BBC Health News, January 18th 2016.

This relates to:

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Shocking variation of hospital care for people with dementia exposed. London [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, January 18th 2016.

“With a quarter of hospital beds occupied by people with dementia, an estimated £264.2 million of public money is being wasted on poor dementia care (2013/14)”.

See further:

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Fix Dementia Care: the statistics. London [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, January 18th 2016.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s “Fix Dementia Care” campaign:

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Fix Dementia Care. London: Alzheimer’s Society, January 18th 2016.

The “Fix Dementia Care: Hospitals” Report

The full report is available here:

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Boaden, A. (2016). Fix Dementia Care: Hospitals. London: Alzheimer’s Society, January 15th 2016.

A related BBC News video:

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Brimelow, A. (2016). Dementia patients play ‘Russian roulette’. London: BBC Health News, January 18th 2016.

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