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Hospital keeps people connected with tablet donations




Donations of more than 120 tablets have been given to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), enabling families and friends to keep in touch with loved ones during the pandemic.

Given from businesses, organisations and individuals over the last two weeks, it means the hospital’s trust can now carry out ‘virtual visiting’ for all its wards and its critical care complex.

Sarah Higson, lead for patient engagement and experience, said: “We know that enabling people to see each other, as well as speak to each other, will make for much more meaningful communication and will make a huge difference to them.

Staff in the Critical Care Complex with some of the donated iPads for patients.Picture: Contributed
Staff in the Critical Care Complex with some of the donated iPads for patients.Picture: Contributed

“This is also really important for our staff. Going the extra mile is hard-wired into our teams and having access to this resource makes caring that bit easier.”

The trust has also set up a relatives’ liaison team and a ‘message to your loved one’ service.


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