National Programme: Enhancing and Enabling Quality of Care with the Person with Dementia in the Acute Hospital Setting


Brief description

The programme is designed specifically for acute hospital settings. It aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and enabling (and disabling) hospital environments. The programme includes different approaches to supporting the person with dementia in the acute hospital setting including person centred communication, supported decision-making and early identification and management of delirium. It includes dementia/delirium pathways and care bundles to support a person with their dementia journey in acute care. 


4 to 5 hours

Mode of delivery

Group Face to Face



Target Audience

This programme is relevant and beneficial to any healthcare worker in the acute hospital setting. 

Areas available

  • Kerry 

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME), Kerry

Mary McNamara, Specialist Coordinator

Tel: 066 7184107


  • HSE West/Mid-West

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME), West/Mid-West

Nuala Flannery

Tel: 061 482675

Mobile: 086 7716926

  • Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education CNME Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Maura McGettrick

Tel: 071 9177749


  • St. James's Hospital, Dublin 

Snehal Prabhukeluskar

Regional Education Co-ordinator South Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow

Register Nurse Tutor

Centre for Learning and Development, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Tel: 01 4284896

Email: SPrabhukeluskar@STJAMES.IE

  • Mater hospital

Course Administrator

Margaret Hogan


Centre for Nurse Education

  • Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Karen O’Sullivan

Tel: 051 842063


  • Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Fiona Jacob / Joseph Morris

Tel: 01 852 8783


  • Mercy University Hospital, Cork

Centre Nursing Education (CNE), Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

Elizabeth Myers, Specialist Coordinator

Tel: (021) 4935182


  • Midland Regional Hospitals Tullamore and Portlaoise

Psychiatry of Later Life

Joan Mannion

Tel: 086 8511201



  • Donegal 
Centre of Nursing & Midwifery Education ( CNME) 

CNME, St Conals Campus, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Philippa McGavigan, Nurse Tutor,


Tel: 087 7217116

Tel: 074 91 25888 EXT 3117