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Hospital charity funds £10,000 memory therapy


27 April 2015

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Southmead Hospital Charity has provided £10,000 of funding for two memory aids that are being used with complex care patients at Southmead Hospital.

The software was funded through the charity’s Christmas Cracker appeal where staff apply directly to the charity for funding for projects to benefit patients that go beyond NHS provision, and will be used for patients with dementia, brain injury or those who’ve had a recent stroke.

Southmead Hospital Charity has provided £10,000 of funding for two memory aids that are being used with complex care patients at Southmead Hospital.

The software was funded through the charity’s Christmas Cracker appeal where staff apply directly to the charity for funding for projects to benefit patients that go beyond NHS provision, and will be used for patients with dementia, brain injury or those who’ve had a recent stroke.

Jet O’Neill, Dementia Care Matron for North Bristol NHS Trust, said: “Complex care patients that have dementia or cognitive impairment are in an unfamiliar environment, the use of this digital technology enhances the engagement of staff with patients, helping to reduce agitation and anxiety.

“There is a growing awareness in the NHS of the need to identify creative interventions to support patients.”

Jane Ibbunson, head of fundraising for Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “Southmead Hospital Charity is proud to have funded this project which has made a positive difference to the experience that patients and carers have in hospital – something we couldn’t do without the great public support we get from the Bristol community.”

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