A local company has donated ten hand held ‘whiteboards’ to help aid communication for patients on Newington Ward at Conquest Hospital, who are hard of hearing or those who have general communication difficulties.
Patients can use the new whiteboards to write or draw to help them communicate with their visitors or ward staff. The whiteboards were donated by local company, Marshall Tufflex, who presented them to Newington ward staff.
Matron, Ruth Chhetri said: “A relative of a patient suggested writing aids would be a useful communication tool to help patients who are hard of hearing and those who have general communication difficulties. It’s a simple idea and we are keen improve our patients’ experience. So we approached Marshall Tufflex to see if they would help. They kindly donated 10 hand held whiteboards and we would like to thank them for their generosity. The whiteboards are already proving a popular communication aid for some patients.”