Cross-Party Group inquiry into hospital care
The Cross-Party Group on dementia in the National Assembly for Wales has launched an inquiry into hospital care - and they want to hear from you.
About the inquiry
When a person living with dementia is admitted to hospital, they are often at their most vulnerable, and their health can deteriorate rapidly upon admission.
The Welsh Government’s Dementia Action Plan pledges to take action on improving hospital care for people living with dementia.
The Cross Party Group on dementia are launching an inquiry. They want to hear from people across Wales about their experiences of hospital care for people living with dementia.
What people have told us
'It must have been absolutely traumatic for my dad – no understanding, no knowledge, no support. He couldn’t communicate'
– Carer of a person living with dementia
'Most of the nurses, especially in the general ward, just don’t have a clue. They’re just not getting the education on how to deal with people with dementia'
– Person living with dementia
How it works
This inquiry covers all forms of dementia and all ages. We are interested to hear from people specifically based in Wales.
Structure of the inquiry
We will be gathering evidence – a combination of written and oral evidence, until autumn 2019. This will include a one-off oral evidence session. We will produce a report in spring 2020.
We would particularly like to hear from:
- People affected by dementia
- Third sector organisations including those representing carers
- Healthcare professionals and professional bodies
- Healthcare and service providers
How to submit evidence
You can share your experiences with the CPG by completing our online survey.
Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]
Our hospital roadshow
As part of this inquiry, we are pleased to announce that Alzheimer’s Society will be hosting a stand at the following hospitals to hear what you have to say:
30 September Bronglais, Aberystwyth
7 October Prince Charles, Merthyr Tydfil
9 October Glan Gwili, Carmarthen
15 October Royal Gwent, Newport
17 October Brecon Memorial, Brecon
21 October University Hospital Wales, Cardiff
24 October Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
25 October Wrexham Maelor, Wrexham
28 October Singleton, Swansea
29 October Victoria Memorial, Welshpool