News

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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Llys Cadfan Care Home digitally enhances quality of life & wellbeing

12
Nov
2020

Llys Cadfan is a care home owned by Gwynedd Council in North Wales. It caters for older people, in particular people living with dementia. They accommodate 28 residents who may require long stay, short stay, respite or day care.

Gwynedd Council purchased two RITA packages in late 2019 and an additional nine packages in early 2020. Soon after training took place COVID struck and the care homes were put in to lock down. RITA has played an instrumental role in supporting the most vulnerable during lock down.

Read the case study here which provides an insight into how RITA was used to enhance the lives and well-being of residents at Llys Cadfan.

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Charity-funded technology is improving patient care at Royal Stoke & County hospitals

09
Nov
2020

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.

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The importance of Laughter & Memories in Rehab: RITA Showcased at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust

08
Oct
2020

Emily Furnivall - Dementia & Delirium Specialist Nurse explains some of the amazing work taking place by staff on H ward at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust.

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RITA featured on Roy Lillys Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff site

07
Jul
2020

It was wonderful to see one of our valued client Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT post such a glowing review of RITA on the fab website.

At Northumbria Healthcare, we have always endeavoured to incorporate meaningful activities within our elderly care wards.

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MIN donate a Tablet to Noah following trip to Lincoln County Hospital

29
Jun
2020

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A young child called Noah who is diagnosed with non-verbal autism suffered an extremely bad fall at home and attended A&E at Lincoln County Hospital. 

On arrival at the hospital he was unable to process the setting and the new faces surrounding him. He was very anxious. The parents were concerned about the child self-harming.

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Dementia-friendly room boosts care for elderly patients

12
Jul
2019

The room in ward 42 at the University Hospital of North Tees has been created to help patients with dementia feel more comfortable in the unit.

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Acknowledging the power that music has to play in supporting those living with dementia, as seen recently on BBC Dementia Choir

20
May
2019

Applications of digital reminiscence therapy in inpatient mental health nursing for patients with (and without) dementia.

08
May
2019

AUTHORS - Timothy John Whittard (DipHE, Mental Health Nursing, RNMH) and David Anderson (BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy, MCSP).

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