The use of wheelchairs to facilitate engagment in outdoor activities

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 370

The project would evaluate the use of two wheelchairs to be used within the Older People’s Mental Health service and the positive impact on patient experiences during inpatient admissions. The wheelchairs would primarily be used by the Volunteer Hub as part of a project the OT department are co-facilitating which will enable volunteers to take patients off the wards for walks around the hospital grounds. Without the wheelchairs, patients with more complex physical needs would be inadvertently be excluded from the service.