Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter 2018

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1. Background to the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter
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The Dementia Action Alliance is commencing the next phase of the Dementia Friendly Hospitals programme – our campaign to improve hospital care for people living with dementia. It will build on the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter launched in December 2014 and the original call to action, the Right Care, which saw over 90% of Acute trusts commit to becoming dementia-friendly. Our aim is to achieve 100% of Acute Trusts to sign up to the Charter. The Charter provides both high level principles of what a dementia-friendly hospital should look like and recommended actions that hospitals can take to fulfil them. Our intention is then to build a peer to peer support network that enables your hospital to deliver against the principles of the Charter, including sharing with others examples of good and best practice. For more info visit www.dementiaaction.org.uk