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Get Moving 2 Get Home
Get Moving 2 Get Home


We are encouraging our patients to get dressed and mobile as soon as they are able to promote their dignity and to help them recover quicker. 

We would love to see more patients in their own clothes as it helps them feel more positive and has a beneficial effect on well-being. Getting patients moving, if they are able to, often reduces the length of time they need to spend in hospital, aids recovery and reduces de-conditioning through muscle wasting. 

We are asking relatives, carers and friends to help our patients by: 

  • Bringing in daywear, underwear, socks and comfortable shoes. 
  • Providing glasses, hearing aids or any other items that our patients would usually have at home.
  • Bringing toiletries to assist in washing, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • You are also welcome to assist your friend/relative with eating, dressing and walking (where appropriate). Staff are happy to support you in the correct way to do this. 

Together we can help encourage our patients to 'Get Moving 2 Get Home'


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The 'Get Moving 2 Get Home' 2017 activity week is coming soon! From Monday 13 to Friday 17 November, events will be taking place daily to promote the #GetMoving campaign. At Leicester’s Hospitals we are encouraging our patients to get dressed and mobile as soon as they are able, to promote their dignity and to help them recover quicker.

Date/Time 

Activity

 Monday 13th November

2:00-3:00pm

 Fun & Games (Ward 37)

Opening this event: Julie Smith, Chief Nurse

Tuesday 14th November

2:00-3:00pm

Tea Dance (Ward 21)

Opening this event: Max Chauhan, Medical Director

Wednesday 15th November

1:00-2:00pm

Afternoon Tea (Stroke Unit)

Opening this event: Andrew Furlong, Medical Director

Thursday 16th November

All day

Fitbit Trial (Ward 29/23)

 Opening this event: Mark Wightman, Director of Strategy and Communications

Friday 17th November

1:30-2:00pm

Thinking Friday, #Red2Green Training (IDU)

Opening this event: Tim Lynch, Interim Chief Operating Officer


Get Moving 2 Get Home 2017 Activity Week
Get Moving 2 Get Home 2017 Activity Week