National Dementia Office Acute Hospital Quality Improvement Grant

National Dementia Office Acute Hospital Quality Improvement Grant


The National Dementia Office is delighted to announce the launch of a competition for a grant to facilitate small quality improvement projects to improve dementia care in acute hospitals.

The National Dementia Strategy outlines actions for the HSE and acute hospitals towards better dementia care; while the second national audit of acute hospital dementia care (INAD-2), currently underway, will be published in Spring 2020.

Examples of possible QI projects include the following:

  • Implementation of a change of practice on a ward or unit or service within the hospital (e.g. ED, theatre/recovery, radiology, a ward, out-patients, a therapy service, etc.) to improve/enhance dementia care.
  • Delivery of staff or patient or family dementia education, using a novel or adapted existing education resource
  • Establishing a programme within the hospital to introduce volunteers to improve dementia care
  • Modification/development and implementation of new documentation to support improved dementia care

The above are examples only, and the projects are not in any way limited to these.

For the guidance and documentation for applicants please click here

The completed typed application form must be submitted by email to the National Dementia Office at

If you have questions regarding this grant, please email the National Dementia Office at

Applications must be received by noon 18th December 2019. Applications submitted after the due date will not be reviewed by the judging panel. The agreed funding will be available to the successful projects in early 2020, for use in that year.

We would be very grateful if, you would bring this information to the attention of relevant staff in an acute hospital and please feel free to circulate widely amongst your networks in the acute hospital.

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