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In August 2020 Ward G6 at Addenbrooke's Hospital initiated a falls prevention project in which RITA was applied as a tool to support the initiative. On average ward G6 had been experiencing 5 falls a month in the months leading up to August which was the month in which RITA was deployed on the ward. The result of applying RITA in this setting saw a 60% reduction in falls in the month of August.
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.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital trust serving a population of around 320,000 people. We are located in one of the most geographically remote areas and serve the third most sparsely distributed population in England.
A recent Audit in the Division of Medicine, at this hospital showed that 49.6% of all inpatients showed signs of cognitive impairment, predominantly dementia and delirium. There was a need to bring activity and cognitive stimulation into these acute environments.
The Challenge Delirium is a state of mental confusion that can occur as a result of illness, surgery or with the use of some medications. Also called “acute confusional state,” delirium usually starts suddenly and can be frightening for the person experiencing it, as well as for those around them. Having a means of being […]
Royal Bolton Hospital. Ward C2 were granted the opportunity to run a 4 week trial with the aim of reducing specialling on the Acute Medical Ward.
The opportunity to offer meaningful activities as a way of stimulating patients is contributing towards a reduction in falls.
The Radipole Ward is a 34-bedded ward, caring predominantly for elderly people requiring rehabilitation, palliative care, stroke and dementia care.
We are committed to improving the patient experience for those with dementia and raising morale for both patients and staff. We are keen to offer stimulation to reduce boredom and to help reduce the risk of falls with the hospital.