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White paper concludes that RITA directly contributed to qualitative & quantitative improvements in Care Homes in Dudley & North Tyneside

03
Dec
2020

Introducing Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities

Glenn Martyn Smith - RN (MH), BN (Hons), PostGradDip Nursing

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Harplands Hospital - Applications of digital reminiscence therapy

01
Dec
2020

Staff at Harplands Hospital provide an insight in to how they used RITA's reminiscence and activity content to positively engage with a patient and gave him a voice again!

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Withybush Further Enhances Frailty Service with Introduction of RITA

30
Nov
2020

Withybush General Hospital, based in Haverfordwest, provides acute care across Pembrokeshire to a population with high numbers of older people. Hospital admissions have been rising steadily for over a decade and there are often delays in discharging older patients, leading to outliers on medical and surgical wards. This has an adverse effect on patient care and leads to increased length of stay and increased morbidity and mortality.

Withybush joined the Acute Frailty Network in May 2018 (The first Welsh HB to do so) Since then the team has pioneered an ambitious frailty improvement project.

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital reduce falls by 60% on Ward G6 with RITA

17
Nov
2020

Ward G6 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital cares for people with a wide variety of medical conditions who require admission to an acute hospital. The ward environment has been specially developed to cater better for people with delirium and dementia.

The recent acquisition of three RITA Reminiscence Interactive Therapy/Activity systems has enabled the ward to reduce falls and reduce 1-1 support. One particular patient benefitted from the person-centred content, as she no longer puts herself on the floor, which had been a regular occurrence.

The ward used RITA for an average of 12 hours per day.

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