The team at Le Marchant Ward, Guernsey’s specialist rehabilitation unit will be able to record patients’ unique care needs thanks to a technology donation from JT’s Community Giving Scheme.
JT has donated four iPads to the ward, responding to a request from nurses for tech solutions to improve patient care communication.
Le Marchant is Guernsey’s specialist assessment and rehabilitation ward providing 24-hour care to patients following a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, falls or post-orthopaedic and general surgery.
Rehabilitation involves different therapies to help patients relearn the movements and skills lost after a serious medical condition such as a stroke.
Olwen Bain-Brehaut, Ward Sister, Le Marchant Ward at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital explained: “Each patient will have very different needs, depending on the part of the brain or body affected; therapy involves different nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapist and our dietician, and it evolves as patients improve.
“Team members will now be able to assign an iPad to a patient, and record exercises, progress and patient preferences using the digital tools. This means each patient’s personalise care plan can be easily communicated between staff.
“We are looking forward to seeing how this will improve communication regarding patient care, which is critical to help patients regain independence and quality of life. We are very grateful to the JT Community Giving scheme for this donation.”
Kate Marshall, JT’s Head of Guernsey Enterprise said: “As a technology company, we are so pleased to see how tech can make a difference to not only patient care, but to their families and the care team. ‘Seeing simple digital solutions like iPads on the rehabilitation ward is exactly why people at JT are so passionate about what we do.”