Information about the Project

Information about the Project

INAD is a joint initiative between The Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork (Dr. Suzanne Timmons and Dr. Paul Gallagher), The Centre for Ageing, Neuroscience and the HumanitiesTrinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital Dublin (Prof. Des O’Neill and Dr. Sean Kennelly) and the HSE Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (Ms. Denise McArdle).

Funding for this national audit of dementia care was very generously given by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Meath Foundation.

INAD Partners

Centre for Ageing, Neuroscience and the Humanities, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital; Professor Des O’Neill, FRCP Consultant Physician in Geriatric & Stroke Medicine & Professor in Medical Gerontology, Tallaght Hospital & Trinity College Dublin/ Dr. Sean Kennelly, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Internal Medicine, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin.

Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork; Dr. Suzanne Timmons, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC/ Dr. Paul Gallagher, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital & St. Finbarr's Hospital, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, UCC.

Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (QPS); Edwina Dunne, Director QPS


INAD Audit Team

INAD National Coordinator

Ms. Anna de Siún


Quality and Patient Safety Audit;

Ms. Denise McArdle

Ms. Patricia Gibbons

Ms. Marie Gilligan


INAD Research Assistant

Ms. Emma O’ Shea


INAD Steering Committee

Alzheimer Society of Ireland; Ms. Grainne McGettrick, Research and Policy Manager.

Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Directorate (ONMSD); Ms Mary Manning, Interim Director NMPD Midlands.

Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland; Dr. Geraldine McCarthy, Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Dean of Medical Education, Sligo Medical Academy, NUI Galway.

Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland; Ms. Monica Devine, Chairperson, AOTI Advisory Group for Older People.


INAD Advisory Group

Trinity College Dublin (Associate Professor) and the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (Director): Professor Suzanne Cahill.

Irish Hospice Foundation Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme ; Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, National Audit and Review Co-ordinator (End of Life).

All Ireland Gerontological Nursing Association; Dr Amanda Phelan, Subject Head: Older Persons' Nursing, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Co-Director UCD National Centre for the Protection of Older People.

Health Information and Quality Authority, John Farrelly, Head of Older Persons Programme.

Department of Health, Services for Older People; Ms. Sinead Quill/ Mr Ronan Toomey.

Irish College of General Practitioners; Prof. Colin Bradley, Chair, Dept. of General Practice, UCC.

Royal College of Physicians/National Clinical Programme for Older People; Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea.

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre; Mr. Matthew Gibb, Senior Social Worker.

Health Service Research; Prof. John Browne, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC.

National Audit of Dementia care in general hospitals (UK); Ms Chloë  Hood, Programme Manager, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement.

Royal College of Physicians, London; Dr Kevin Stewart, Clinical Director, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU); UK National Audit Steering Group.


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