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Charity-funded technology improves experience of Covid-19 patients

18
Feb
2021

The hospital experience of patients recovering from Covid-19 has been improved thanks to charity funding.

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Driving Innovation in Palliative Care at North Tyneside Day Hospice

27
Jan
2021

We have recently received some amazing feedback from our Palliative Care colleagues in North Tyneside who have been maximising their use of RITA at the North Tyneside Day Hospice. Quizzes, games, photos, video clips, music, sensory, painting and even the 'my life passport' features have all been used to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of patients. An unexpected outcome has been that patients have enjoyed using the technology and that it has not been as “frightening” as they had imagined. Many patients have been encouraged to explore technology for themselves.

“It is great to see the flexibility of the Rita system being used to support the residents of North Tyneside across the different care settings”

Ruth Marshall - Clinical Quality Lead Nurse NHS North Tyneside CCG

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New Bradley Hall Care home offer innovative Skype stations for residents

18
Jan
2021

Thanks to additional investment from Dudley Metropolitan Council, care homes in Dudley are finding innovative ways to allow their residents to contact home using our larger RITA devices. Skype stations have been set up at New Bradley Hall in Kingswinford using our large 24" RITA devices, allowing residents to feel closer to their loved ones. The stories below sum up what a difference this has made!

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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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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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