To improve entire patient pathways in the areas of Medicine of the Elderly, orthopaedic rehabilitation, stroke services and management of acute patients with dementia and delirium. Specifically to use lean methodology to:
Improve flow to ensure that patients get timely access to the appropriate services
Reduce lengths of stay for older people
Improve health and social care interfaces
Support the rebalancing of care towards care in the community
Improve the management of patients in acute settings with dementia and delirium.
 (Care Homes not in scope for the programme. MoE encompassed community & social care services (except Stroke, GORU & Dementia).
To provide high quality information in the form of DVDs for people with dementia and their carers.
One important aspect to the support of people with dementia and their carers is the availability of high quality information. Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (2010) and the ‘Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland’ (2011) highlight the importance of information in improving understanding of the benefits of early diagnosis and support through all stages of the dementia journey.