Patients based in a South Devon town who have communication and swallowing difficulties are benefitting from the use of two iPads with a variety of specialised apps.
The iPads were purchased by Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends. The first one is intended for inpatients at Seaton Community Hospital requiring communication support, with extra applications to enhance staff training.
The second iPad will be utilised in the local community for assessment, ongoing communication therapy and education.
Seaton Community Hospital has a number of admissions due to medical events that can affect communication, such as motor neurone disease, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and dementia.