Launch of a new design resource for hospital wards

Type: Video 45mins

Webinar – Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

For many people living with dementia hospital is a challenging setting due to the busy, unfamiliar and stressful nature of the environment.
The Environments Team at Dementia Training Australia (DTA) has launched an addition to its suite of Environmental Design Resources.

This new audit tool, the EAT-Acute Care, focuses on acute care settings. It has been developed to enable a systematic review of ward environments and the creation of better hospital environments for patients living with dementia.
This new audit tool will allow you to have a systematic conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of the ward environment and then help you identify ways to make improvements, from simple and easy fixes, to planning for renovations or new builds.
This webinar recording discusses the impact of acute hospital environments on people living with dementia, an introduces the new resource.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between the hospital environment and a patient living with dementia
  • Introduction to the content and use of the new Environmental Assessment Tool – Acute Care (EAT-Acute Care)
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of an acute care environment accommodating patients living with dementia


Kirsty Bennett

Kirsty Bennett

Architect and Senior Academic Consultant, Environments, DTA

Ashlee Osborne

Ashlee Osborne

Environments Consultant, DTA

Watch Presentation File size: 655MB

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