Improving mental health services for people with dementia in County Durham and Darlington

This consultation closed on 28 March 2016.

This consultation sought the views of local people on the future of assessment and treatment beds for older people who have dementia in County Durham and Darlington. Most people who are living with dementia are supported at home, including nursing or residential homes. Some people with complex needs may need to spend a short time in hospital where they can be fully assessed and treated before returning to their home environment or moving to more appropriate accommodation.

CCGs considered the feedback from the consultation and agreed that specialist inpatient services for people with dementia living in County Durham and Darlington would be centralised at Auckland Park Hospital, Bishop Auckland. More detailed information is available in the report.