I supported the Western Isles Hospital ‘What Matters to me?’ Day today, plus ran a little Playlist for life session on a ward 2-4pm. The hospital hanging baskets were in full bloom.
Denise Symington was cheerily greeting people and reminding staff to always use their name to support patients.
Further down the corridor, there are new posters giving job titles and the main roles in a person’s job, along with their name and picture. Here you see Marion MacInnes taking a little snap.
On the ward, we looked at existing computing equipment available for use by patients, also the new laptop available in the Chaplaincy with Helen Gallacher and we made a brainstormed list with Chrissie and Harry for Harry’s favourite kinds of music.
Pauline and Marion from Alzheimer Scotland were available with material to inform and support people living with dementia and their carers.
Some of the problems we encountered for the Playlist for Life project were lack of reliable internet signal (it really is better in some areas than others) and the account needed for some online music services. My task is to speak with managers and come up with ideas to remove the barriers.
Have a look at the pdf Playlist for Life Posters and our iPod drive, in collaboration with the NHS. All iPods, iPads, equivalent tablet type players and MP3 players are welcome. Modern tape players are welcome too because the wards have a massive cassette tape collection.