Decision details

Short Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Short debates differ from other debates as they allow any Member, other than a member of the government, to have a general debate on a topic of interest or constituency matter, without requiring the Assembly to vote at the end of the debate (as there is no associated motion).  Members are selected from a ballot held by the Presiding Officer and permitted to bring forward a topic of their choice.  The Member will open the debate and speak for their allocated time. The Minister or Assembly Commissioner responsible for the topic being discussed usually responds to the short debate.


The item started at 18:07


NDM5067 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)


Improving Dementia Care– developing seamless services


The increasing incidence of dementia requires a critical re-think of services as well as attitudes. Earlier diagnosis and assessment can keep people out of hospital and enables them to shape arrangements for their long term care. People need services which are multi-disciplinary, flexible and cost effective to support them as their needs change.

Publication date: 17/10/2012

Date of decision: 17/10/2012

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2012 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly