End of life care planning for patients with dementia in Dorset


Short Title End of Life Care Planning in Dorset
Category End of Life
Organisation Poole Hospital NHS FT
Contact Name Premila Fade
Contact Email prem.fade@poole.nhs.uk
Web Link http://goo.gl/l4QstA
Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Dorset
Postcode
Active Yes

This project aims to stop the cycle of readmission in crisis by improving end of life care planning starting when a person with dementia is first admitted to a Dorset hospital in an emergency.

Outcome

Opportunity for patients and relatives to: discuss the future; record their priorities for future care; avoid inappropriate  admissions to hospital; improve communication between agencies ; Improve EOL care and a dignified death.


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