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Clocks donated to help patients at Airedale Hospital

A family whose father sadly passed away following an admission at Airedale Hospital, have kindly made a donation to purchase clocks in his memory, after seeing how elderly patients could become disorientated with daily activities whilst staying on the hospital wards.

The clocks sometimes known as dementia clocks are large, visual digital clocks that can help to keep track of the time, date and the day, helping to avoid confusion and disorientation and supporting independence. Jodie Hearnshaw, Charity Manager at Airedale Hospital said:

“Our lives are run by being able to tell the time, and without this, people can easily become disoriented and anxious. These user-friendly clocks are on various wards at Airedale Hospital and are being used by lots of patients. They have been extremely well received and the staff have been really pleased to have them available. We’d like to thank the family of Philip Duggan for this thoughtful donation.”

The donation of the clocks from the family were distributed by Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, the official charity for Airedale Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

AHCC raises funds to invest in new and innovative equipment and services to support patient experience and staff wellbeing at Airedale hospital and its community services.

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