"Porchester Ward: Opinions on the new mobile phone Procedure"
About: Forensic mental health / Low secure services Forensic mental health Low secure services NG3 6AA
Posted by Grekw7 (as ),
We have been piloting a new procedure on the use of mobile phones at The Wells Road Centre for 3 months to evaluate it's success. In secure hospitals we have to manage patient access to technology which can use the internet and other issues which can arise. Patients have been able to use mobile phones either on community leave or under time limited supervision in the hospital.
We have decided to give the patients the option of recieving a basic mobile phone which they can use within the hospital throughout the day. We have asked patients from each ward for their opinions on this new procedure to help us review it's success. The questions and responses for 5 patients who responded on Porchester ward are as follows:
1. How has the option of having a mobile phone benefitted you?
"We are having more contact with family members and friends".
2. Do you have any suggestions on how we could improve our policy on mobile phones?
Three patients expressed they would like to keep the phones for a longer time or 24 access
Two patients expressed they would like more access to a smart mobile phones whilst on the ward.
3. Any other comments?
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