Older Peoples Mental Health WHSCT Service

Report
Older Peoples Mental Health
WHSCT
Service Improvement
Need for Improvement
Growing and ageing population
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According to the 2011 census the population of the Western
Trust area was 294,417
38,613 of these were older people aged 65+ (4,211of these
were aged over 85 years)
The population is expected to grow with an average annual
growth rate of 0.57%
The largest annual growth increase (5.1%) is in the 85+
Increased prevalence of long term
conditions
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Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, asthma, mental health
problems and dementia
Number of cases of dementia in NI could rise from
19,000 in 2011 to 60,000 by 2051.
In the Western Trust in 2012 there were 2717 people
estimated to have dementia.
Improving Dementia Services in
Northern Ireland. A Regional Strategy
2011
Key messages
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Prevention
Early diagnosis, treatment and support
Supporting carers
Supporting clients at home, in acute
settings, inpatient, residential and nursing
homes
Access to full range of services for special
groups
Vision
To reform and modernise older peoples
mental health services across the Western
Trust area so as to provide a high quality
evidence based service, responsive to user
and carer needs.
DHSSPSNI
Sub group
Older People
commissioning
Group
LCG chairs
Memory
services
Group
NI Dementia
Strategy
Implementation
Group
DSIG
Cross Trust
Dementia
Group
Service Improvement
Project Board
WHSCT
Training and
Development
subgroup
Communication
subgroup
Community and
Rehab subgroup
Project Manager
Majella Magee
Acute and
Inpatient Care
subgroup
Carers/Users
Forum
Phase 1 –Scope the Current Service
Phase 2 –Develop the Service Improvement
Plan
Phase 3 –Implement Future Service Model
Majella Magee
Service Improvement Lead
Older Peoples Mental Health
Spruce Villa
Gransha Hospital
L’Derry
Tel no 71860616,ext 217571

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