Patients digitally connected

Date: Friday 1st May 2020

HOSPITAL patients in North Cumbria are being connected with their families, thanks to new digital tablets being rolled out on wards at the area’s hospitals.

Visiting is currently suspended because of the coronavirus crisis, but the use of digital tablets means patients can take part in virtual visits and stay digitally connected with their families and friends.

Mobile phones are also being rolled out across trust sites so people can call their relatives during their stay in hospital.

A team of physiotherapists at the Cumberland Infirmary set out on a mission to fundraise to buy the tablets and raised £5,000.