Mattering in hospital

The national focus is increasing on the need to achieve culture change in the NHS. There is a renewed emphasis on the quality of people's experience in hospital. Re-establishing compassion is high on the agenda.

This focus has a complete synergy with Dementia Care Matters philosophy. Our evidence base in health and social care is of developing culture change programmes which achieve quality of life.We do this through:

  • undertaking detailed qualitative observation of the lived experience on hospital wards
  • strategic evaluation of the quality of acute dementia care services
  • audits of ward environments to create supportive dementia areas
  • developing appropriate environments for people living with a dementia
  • ward leadership coaching and nurse modelling programmes
  • compassionate care training in dementia care
  • culture change training