In October 2012 the National Dementia Action Alliance launched the Right Care: a call to action to create dementia-friendly hospitals. All acute trusts in England were asked to make a public commitment to becoming dementia-friendly.
The Charter is the second phase of the Right Care initiative. This has been renamed Dementia-Friendly Hospitals and it focuses on our Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter. It provides high-level principles of what a dementia-friendly hospital should look like and recommended actions that hospitals can take to fulfil them. In the Dementia 2020 Challenge, one of the key aspirations is to create dementia-friendly hospitals.
To see a list of hospital trusts that are signed up to the charter click the button below
To see the Charter click below
In October 2020 the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter was revised as a result of COVID-19
In May 2019 NDAA created a new poster for hospitals summarising the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter