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.

Picture outside the National Assembly for Wales

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] 

Take part in the survey

You can contribute to the inquiry by sharing your experiences through our survey.

Complete survey Atebwch y cwestiynau yn Gymraeg

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

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