10,000 MORE Voices - Delirium Survey

08/08/2018

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are urging people who have had experience of Delirium during the past year to share their experience through the 10,000 MORE Voices programme to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland.

10,000 MORE Voices is a PHA initiative which gives people an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social Care services by asking them to ‘tell us their story’.

Delirium is deterioration in a person’s level of awareness, which can present in increased confusion, agitation or distress. It can be very frightening for the person with delirium and for family members who witness this sudden change. It is caused by an acute disturbance of brain function; it is very common and frequently occurs in people who become medically unwell, in people over 65, and those with pre-existing memory problems such as dementia. With the correct strategies, it may be prevented and reversed.

Copies of the survey are available in all trust inpatient wards and the survey can also be completed online at www.10000voices.info