Tablets donated to Jersey hospital patients to connect them with loved ones

An extra 10 tablet devices have been donated to Jersey General Hospital to help patients stay connected with their family friends.

Jersey Electricity Company has paid for the devices.

It means there are now 35 tablets for people to use on the wards, while restrictions are in place to limit the number of visitors to the hospital because of coronavirus.

At present, critically ill patients and those receiving end of life treatment can only have one family member visit them at a time.

The emotional impact of being physically separated from loved ones at this difficult time is challenging for the service as we aim to keep patients and staff safe.

Chief Nurse Rose Naylor

The digital team at the Health and Community Services set up the devices.

They have also thanked the public for a number of donations received so far via the email address: ActsOfKindness@health.gov.je.