Delirium Project

Date:       7th March 2019

Time:      9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue   Xcel Centre, Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham DL5 6AP

Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Health Education England in the north east held their fourth Delirium Educational Event. The conference brought together a multidisciplinary audience of healthcare professions from around the North East and North Cumbria. The theme and purpose of the conference was to increase understanding to update knowledge and showcase inspirational delirium projects in both hospital and community setting.  The conference was an opportunity to share best practice and network with colleagues from around the region.

The feedback from the event was been positive and the conference papers can be accessed below.

Conference Programme including Speaker Biographies

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Abstract Details

Raising Histamine for delirium: an option

Lead: Dr Paul L. Chazot, Edel Maculey, Stephen Bonner, Durham University

Mental Health Physiotherapy in acute liaison project

Cheryl Oxley-McCance Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Recognizing, Managing and Preventing Delirium in a Critical care patient with Complex Inflammatory type Respiratory disease:  A Case Report

Dr Dorina Roy, Consultant James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

To deliver a quality improvement in preventing, diagnosing and managing delirium in adults within the Critical Care area

Elaine Prosperini, Sister, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS FT

An engagement day in inform the En’Light’en Project: Delirium in Critical Care

Dr Edel McCauley, Critical Care Research Fellow and Dr Laura Johnston – Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Durham University

Proactive intensive community liaison service - Providing emergency health care plans, education and carer support in Stockton-on-Tees

Amanda Davison, Proactive Intensive Liaison Service, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys




Presentation title

What is #DeliriumReady

Dr Eleni Fixter, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS FT

Improving Delirium – can you DIY?

Dr Dichelle Wong, Consultant Old Age Psychiatry, Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS FT and Dr Will Lea, Clinical Fellow in Patient Safety and Improvement, York Teaching Hospital FT

Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: The Registered Mental Health Nurse Experience

Claire Pryor, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University

Afternoon - Inpatient Setting Presentations

An approach to delirium management and prevention in the acute hospital

Dr Lesley Young, Consultant Geriatrician, City Hospital Sunderland NHS FT

Improving Delirium Care in an Acute Hospital: Getting Started

Dr Catherine Kirkley, Old Age Liaison Psychiatrist, Gateshead Health NHS FT

Afternoon - Community/Care Home Setting Presentations

Its all in Your Approach: How Using Positive Approach to Care™(PAC™) can be helpful to those experiencing delirium

Joan Hanson and Amy Ryan, Occupational Therapy Clinical Leads, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT

Complexity: Does Delirium fit the criteria to be considered complex? Using a coaching approach to find solutions

Emma Thompson, Service Manager, Tees ICLS, Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS FT