REVIEW & ACT
The final evaluation was shared in report form, and presented to commissioners and other stakeholders. The findings were presented factually, and there was acknowledgement that they would have different implications for different stakeholders.
A follow-on piece of work was discussed to set up a hospital Dementia in-reach service, to identify and plan for patients in hospital who are diagnosed with Dementia during their in-patient stay. This aimed to create a fast track for mental health assessment and appropriate discharge planning.
The discharge route for patients into the service from each hospital was highlighted as needing review, as the evaluation findings showed variation in the number of patients referred to the service from each hospital.