On Wednesday 10 February I joined over 160 other MPs and Kevin Whateley at the launch of Alzheimer’s Society’s new campaign Fix Dementia Care which calls for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia.
MPs gathered in Westminster to call for greater transparency across the NHS following an Alzheimer’s Society investigation which found too many people with dementia are falling while in hospital, being discharged at night or being marooned in hospital despite their medical treatment having finished.
Good hospital care for people with dementia should never be a throw of the dice – yet in some hospitals people are routinely experiencing the consequences of poor care.
The campaign is making the following recommendations to fix dementia care:
All hospitals to publish an annual statement of dementia care, which includes feedback from patients with dementia, helping to raise standards of care across the country
The regulators, Monitor and the Care Quality Commission to include standards of dementia care in their assessments
Please sign up to the Fix Dementia Care campaign at www.alzheimers.org.uk/fixhospitalcare