Dorset County Hospital Dementia Sweep


Short Title Dorset Hospital Dementia Sweep
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Contact Name Andrew Pinder
Contact Email andrew.pinder@dhuft.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Dorset
Postcode
Active Yes

Once weekly 'sweep' of adult wards throughout the hospital to identify inpatients with a known or suspected diagnosis of dementia to promote sharing of information between mental health and acute medical services and link patients into memory assessment services to gain support or diagnosis if not already done.

Outcome

Increased referrals into memory gateway service. Point of contact with services. Identifying patients who may have dementia earlier.


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