Thanks to donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities has been able to purchase three TVs for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.

Research has consistently found that music and distraction reduces delirium, improves patient wellbeing, expedites recovery and helps facilitate a successful discharge, according to Tammy Bowen, Senior Sister, who said:

"We are very grateful that charitable funds have enabled us to purchase three new TVs for the ICU.

“ICU is a busy and noisy environment for patients due to the machinery and alarms continuously making noises throughout the day and night. By providing patient’s with TVs it provides a distraction from the sounds of the machine alarms. This will provide patients a sense some normality and familiarity, which will hopefully promote healing.”

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

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