Data was also collected for these patients around the length of time they stayed within recovery. The group of patients who were given ice lollies were able to leave the ward area 30 minutes prior to those who were not given an ice lolly.
In summary, it seemed that giving patients an ice lolly reduced their length of stay in recovery, improved their wellness, reduced thirst, sore throat and PONV and potentially saved a small amount of money.
This was a small project in which ROH Charity funded to support patient wellness. The results were positive and it is something the Trust are looking to implement further.
“The recovery staff really enjoyed it. It altered their interactions with the patients, and it brought a little bit of fun and an alternative to standard medical treatment for common problems for patients” Dr James Brunning – Consultant Anaesthetist
“We would like to say thank you to Dr James Brunning and Dr Adam Hancox for letting us be part of such an innovative and fun research trial that produced really interesting results.” Ali Gray – Charity Manager
ROH Charity supports small start up research projects like this one all the time to enhance the experience of patients not only at ROH, but across the UK.
To find out more about how we support research at ROH, visit www.rohcharity.org/ourwork/research/.
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