National Programme: Enhancing and Enabling Quality of Care with the Person with Dementia in the Acute Hospital Setting

Brief description

The programme is designed specifically for acute hospital settings. It aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and enabling (and disabling) hospital environments. The programme includesdifferent approaches to supporting the person with dementia in the acute hospital setting including person centred communication, supported decision-making and early identification and management of delirium. It includes dementia/delirium pathways and care bundles to support a person with their dementia journey in acute care. 


4 to 5 hours

Mode of delivery

Group Face to Face



Target Audience

This programme is relevant and beneficial to any healthcare worker in the acute hospital setting. 

Areas available

  • Kerry 

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME), Kerry

Mary McNamara, Specialist Coordinator
  • HSE West/Mid-West

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME), West/Mid-West

  • Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education CNME Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Maura McGettrick

  • St. James's Hospital, Dublin 

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME), St James Hospital, Dublin

Snehal Prabhukeluskar

Regional Education Co-ordinator South Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow

Register Nurse Tutor

Centre for Learning and Development, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Tel: 01 4284896

Email: SPrabhukeluskar@STJAMES.IE

  • Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Karen O’Sullivan

  • Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 

Fiona Jacob / Joseph Morris

  • Mercy University Hospital, Cork

Centre Nursing Education (CNE), Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

Elizabeth Myers, Specialist Coordinator

  • Midland Regional Hospitals Tullamore and Portlaoise
Psychiatry of Later Life
Joan Mannion

  • Donegal 
Centre of Nursing & Midwifery Education ( CNME) 
Philippa McGavigan, CNME, St. Conal's Campus, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal 

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