Case Studies - Library

Building on Success: The Distraction Therapy – Library Service at Walsall The Manor Hospital

Such is the innovation of the team at Walsall the Manor Hospital they have been put forward for the Sally Hernando Innovations Awards 2018. The Distraction Therapy Collection is a range of specialist equipment, including touch screen monitors and tablet computers provided by My Improvement Network. Healthcare professionals at Walsall use the equipment at point of care to distract and stimulate patients with dementia. In a successful collaboration between the Older Adults Mental Health Team, Dementia Support Team and Library and Knowledge Services, a unique online tracking system for the collection was created and is now managed by the library specialists.