Second Irish National Audit of Dementia in acute hospitals (INAD-2)


Second Irish National Audit of Dementia in acute hospitals (INAD-2)

In response to the need for more Irish data on dementia care in acute hospitals, the first Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (INAD) was undertaken in 2013 to measure criteria relating to care delivery known to impact on people with dementia admitted to hospital. A second audit (INAD-2) is happening in 2019 in all acute and orthopaedic hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. This audit aims to provide an overview of current dementia care in acute hospitals. This will be compared with the findings of INAD from 2013. It will inform future local and national education plans, and staffing and resource allocation. The INAD-2 is a partnership between the National Dementia Office and HealthCare Audit, Quality Assurance and Verification; both within the Health Service Executive (HSE). Funding for this audit is generously provided by the HSE Acute Operations. The INAD-2 Steering Committee is Co-Chaired by representatives from NCAGL Acute Operations and the National Dementia Office. 

Where can I find more information? 

Audit website:

INAD-2 National Audit Coordinator:

Dr Mairéad Bracken-Scally


National Dementia Office:

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