The number of elderly patients is rising quickly in Norfolk and one hospital trust needs your help to give the best care possible.
The EDP has teamed up with Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn to support their new fundraising campaign in which the hospital aims to provide elderly and frail patients with the most specialist and comfortable treatment available.
With our ExCel Appeal (‘Excellence in Care’) we hope the region’s communities can help the hospital raise £50,000 over the next year to help buy three sets of vital equipment which would hugely benefit elderly patients who are frail or suffer from conditions such as dementia. By raising £50,000 the hospital will be able to buy three types of specialist equipment which would vastly improve the care of elderly patients.
- A falls prevention kit called SensorCare which has been clinically proven to help reduce the number of patient falls by alerting staff to patients who may be at risk.
- A piece of dementia computer software called ‘My Life’ which gives patients and families the chance to create virtual scrapbooks filled with memories and pictures to help stimulate and support people with dementia.
- Specialist chairs which can be adjusted to a patient’s need and provide a far more relaxing day-to-day experience in hospital.
With the number of elderly patients increasing at the hospital, it is hoped these specialist pieces of equipment will ensure they get the best care available from the NHS to make their recovery as speedy as possible.