3 x RITA SYSTEMS – Reminiscence Interactive Therapeutic Activity: Bid 657

The Emergency Department submitted a bid to the League for funding to purchase 3 x RITA systems.  This equipment is used by people with dementia as well as those recovering from a stroke or head injury.  It includes a touch screen unit containing hundreds of activities, tunes, comedy and sports slips, poetry readings, radio recordings, games, etc. etc. to help prevent a significant deterioration in their condition.  It can provide distraction therapy with activities in a dementia-friendly environment.  The system can also store information about a patient including their life story plus photos and is particularly  for those patients who require an extended stay in the hospital.

Total Donation Value: £19,485

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