Royal Bolton Hospital will be the launch site for a new project for the Early Detection of Delirium.

This will ensure more patients will be diagnosed more quickly so they can receive necessary treatment for the brain condition.

New digital assessment tools will enable better diagnosis of the condition for patients over 65.

Dr Gopalakrishnan Deivasikamani, Clinical Lead for Delirium at the hospital, said: “The aim is to treat delirium as a medical emergency and to do assessments as soon as possible for patients aged over 65. This will be done in close conjunction with the Emergency Department and training will soon be under way.

“This is an exciting opportunity to improve the assessment and management of delirium at the front door, but it does have its challenges. The frailty team will help with assessments and training and, as with every development, we are taking one step at a time. Think Delirium – Call it a Delirium.”