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