Staff working at University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) are now able to better interact with elderly patients thanks to a new digital bedside therapy system that has been introduced to wards at the Royal Stoke University and County hospitals, generously funded by the UHNM Charity.
RITA (Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities) is an interactive touch-screen system which allows patients to enjoy specifically designed reminiscence content, watch films, play games, listen to music, and view messages from loved ones as part of their hospital recovery.
The system has been rolled out on elderly care wards at both UNHM hospitals, thanks to funding from UHNM Charity and its supporters.
Nadine Opiniano, Matron for Older Adults at UHNM said:
"RITA is of great benefit to patients with acute delirium, confusion and dementia who could become distressed with unfamiliar hospital surroundings. It has shown to be effective in calming down the more anxious or agitated patients”.
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