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Haddenham Rotary install personal TV system to help improve patient welfare

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Stoke Mandeville Paediatric Decision Unit (PDU)

Haddenham Rotary recently installed a TV for each bed in the PDU and additionally gave a couple of hand held Kindle tablets

Stoke Mandeville PDU admits GP referrals and provides urgent and emergency care to children and young people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2018 the dedicated triage and assessment facility saw around 27,000 children and young people

President Tim Mahoney receives thanks form Sara, the PDU Play Leader

Photo: Tim Mahoney

"On behalf of all the staff, children and parents I want to thank you so much for the brand new televisions which have been installed in the PDU, and for the Kindles too. The difference it makes to a frightened young child is incredible and makes their stay with us a little easier. I spent half an hour with a little 6 year old last week playing on the Kindle before his MRI scan, he was calm and relaxed which is exactly how we needed him to be. We are all so grateful for your kindness and generosity" 

Sarah – PDU Play Leader

Stoke Mandeville Renal Unit

The 12 bed dialysis unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital treats 72 kidney patients for 4 hours, 3 times per week, each week. That's 624 hours of dialysis per patient per year, so entertainment to help pass the time and distract from the dialysis process iteself, is an essential part of a patients well-being

Previously 12 beds shared 5 televisions and the choice of a channel to watch was something of a lottery

Now, every bed has it's own TV and DVD machine, remote control and comfy headphones, so each patient can please themeselves about what to watch. A vast improvement



Photos: Jose Rico-Diaz

Haddenham Rotary collaborated with Six Counties Kidney Patients Association (SCKPA) who are a major donor to the project, the Aylesbury Freemasons and with Stoke Mandeville Hospital, to plan and deliver this very worthwhile improvement in patient care

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