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Helping families requiring specialist palliative care during Covid-19 pandemic




In order to help families feeling the effects of the coronavirus, a community group has supplied a support device to a specialist palliative care charity.

Lynn's Trinity Rotary Club has delivered an iPad Mini to the Norfolk Hospice so that it can be used to communicate with families while visitors are restricted at the Tapping House, Hillington site.

A mini iPad was chosen as it is lighter and easier to hold, and enables families to keep in touch through Facebook and Skype for example.

Sarah Harper, occupational therapist on the inpatient unit of the Norfolk Hospice about to use the iPad. Picture: SUBMITTED
Sarah Harper, occupational therapist on the inpatient unit of the Norfolk Hospice about to use the iPad. Picture: SUBMITTED

Nicholas Child, the hospice’s day therapy team leader and specialist palliative care occupational therapist, said: “We are already finding it [iPad] very useful to do virtual handovers of care with the nurses and social workers looking after the patients as well as for patients to call their families. This is important for patient care.”

John Thorpe, Lynn's Trinity Rotary Club president, commented “We asked the hospice to try the iPad and see how it would help with their work and for the patients. We are delighted they are making good use of it and we will supply a second one shortly.”

Contact Malcolm Wood on 07710 762588 or visit www.trinityrotarykingslynn.co.uk if you are interested in joining in with a Rotary meeting or event.



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