Dementia Care in Hospital: Building on Strengths

Dementia Care in Hospital: Building on StrengthsThe 3rd Annual South West Dementia and Hospitals Conference is sponsored by NHS South of England (West) and the South West Dementia Partnership.

Date: 12 March 2012
Venue: The Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP (map)

Book soon as places are limited

PLEASE NOTE: Our aim is to enable as many people as possible to attend this conference, however we do envisage large numbers wishing to book. Therefore to avoid disappointment we strongly encourage Trusts and large organisations to co-ordinate their attendance.

Why should you attend?
This event is of particular relevance to leaders and practitioners alike and you are encouraged to attend if you are interested in finding out:

  • what hospitals are doing in relation to improving services for people with dementia
  • what progress has been made and the learning from the peer review of dementia services
  • how leaders are making a real difference to how services are delivered within general hospitals
  • how you can build on your local strengths to make improvements locally
  • what resources and support are available to you in making improvements in services

The day will include guest speakers, all leaders in their field as part of the plenary sessions and interactive workshops designed to encourage local innovation including:

  • The Hospital Environment
  • Engaging Compassion to Enrich Practice
  • When Staff are Challenged
  • The Use of Volunteers
  • Reducing Length of Stay
  • Mental Health Liaison
  • Building a Force for Change
  • A Whole Approach to Quality
  • Nutrition within the Hospital Setting

The event will conclude with a panel discussion to explore learning that can be taken forward from the South West hospital peer review and will be supported by information in the form of poster presentations and newly developed resources which have been designed to facilitate improved dementia care in hospitals.

Who should attend?

  • Experts by Experience and Carers
  • General Hospitals Dementia Care and Older People’s Clinicians and Practitioners
  • Dignity Leads
  • Dementia Champions
  • General Hospitals Heads of Service to include, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Estates/Facilities
  • Mental Health Liaison Teams
  • Social Services Team Leaders
  • Dementia Commissioners
  • General Practitioners
  • Alzheimer’s Society Local Leads
  • Anyone else with a stake in improving standards of dementia care in hospitals

Book soon, as places are limited

We look forward to seeing you on 12 March 2012 in Exeter.