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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,Continue reading “3 x RITA SYSTEMS – Reminiscence Interactive Therapeutic Activity: Bid 657”

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE SAME DAY EMERGENCY CENTRE: Bids 650-654

A request was made to the League for funding to purchase medical equipment to support the new Same Day Emergency Treatment Centre.  This new service was set up to stream-line the number of patients attending the Emergency Department by referring them to the appropriate practitioner or for them to be discharged with e.g. an OutContinue reading “MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE SAME DAY EMERGENCY CENTRE: Bids 650-654”

KANGAROO WRAPS – MATERNITY DEPARTMENT: Bid 607

Staff in the Maternity Department asked for the League’s support to purchase some ‘kangaroo wraps’ for their new Mums and babies. Research has proved the benefits of skin-to-skin contact from birth and these wraps enable parents to closely bond with their babies at the earliest opportunity.In April 2017, the department held a skin to skinContinue reading “KANGAROO WRAPS – MATERNITY DEPARTMENT: Bid 607”

OPTIBIKE, ANAESTHETICS: Bid 621

The League of Friends was asked to consider a bid for a bespoke exercise bike– the Optibike – to support the rehabilitation of patients awaiting major cancersurgery. The bike had been proved to improve their fitness, leading to ashorter post-operative hospital stay, reduce the risk of post-operativecomplications and quicker achievement of normal functions after surgery.AsContinue reading “OPTIBIKE, ANAESTHETICS: Bid 621”

2 x DIGITAL CAMERAS FOR THE ORTHODONTIC DEPARTMENT: Bid 641

The Consultant Orthodontist asked for the League’s support to fund two digitalcamera to be used in the department. The cameras are used on a daily basisand they prove to be invaluable for patient treatment. They record the originalclinical situation for a patient prior to the commencement of treatment and forprogress thereafter. The information is alsoContinue reading “2 x DIGITAL CAMERAS FOR THE ORTHODONTIC DEPARTMENT: Bid 641”

MOVING AIDS FOR THE THERAPY DEPARTMENT: Bids 646 & 656

A request was received for the League of Friends to fund various moving aidsfor the Therapy Department including 5 x Mo Lift Raiser stand aids and 1 xQuick Move. This is equipment is used on a daily basis by members of the OccupationalTherapy team, Physiotherapists and the Therapy Assistants to enable patientsto use their ownContinue reading “MOVING AIDS FOR THE THERAPY DEPARTMENT: Bids 646 & 656”

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