Two local charities have come together to help reduce isolation in hospital patients whilst speeding up their recovery.
Milton Keynes Hospital Radio broadcasts music, entertainment and information to the patients of Milton Keynes University Hospital 24 hours a day, via the campus wide free Wi-Fi but during their ward visiting they saw that many patients did not have a suitable smart phone, tablet or laptop to use.
They approached MK Maker Space, a subgroup of Men in Sheds MK who used their knowledge and expertise to design and build a simple mini web radio which patients can borrow to tune in to the hospital radio whilst in the hospital. The radios are to be trialled on a single ward before being rolled out to all inpatient areas.
The charity is now calling for more volunteers to come forward to help visit the ward, handing out the radios as well as spending some time with the patients. They can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01908690505.
Pictured above: Phil Yates, Chair at MK Hospital Radio handing a cheque to Allan Gallup from MK Maker Space.