Patients at Lings Bar Hospital in Nottingham have benefitted from improvements in ward equipment recently, following a £115k investment from the Trust's community services division, Health Partnerships.
The Division was able to invest the money after services in South Nottinghamshire met their financial targets for the year.
This recent investment in new equipment has enabled patients to benefit from:
- replacement height-adjusting beds that are more appropriate to meet the needs of frail and elderly patients;
- specialist support chairs for patients with limited sitting balance, to be used as part of their rehabilitation process;
- additional pressure relieving mattresses and cushions to prevent pressure ulcers;
- lockable bedside cabinets to assist in improving medication compliance and patient safety on discharge.
SaraJane Ashmore, Interim General Manager for Rushcliffe said: “We are delighted we have been supported to purchase new equipment for the wards. Equipment is a vital component in the rehabilitation of our patients and this will enhance the high standards of care already delivered by the teams and will enable our patients who have increasingly complex needs to benefit from having new equipment tailored to supporting their needs.”
Paul Smeeton, Chief Operating Executive for Health Partnerships, said: “Like other public services, the NHS has to deliver as much patient care as it can with the money available. Hard working clinical staff have delivered more productive services despite rising demand, so that we can continue to improve the lives and quality of care for the patients we serve. This investment will benefit over 500 frail patients as Lings Bar supports their physical recovery after illness.”