A hospital stay is a profound experience for most patients, their family and friends. A strange environment, a different bed, nurses and doctors who care and treat them. All these patients are provided with the best possible care in the Amphia Hospital in Breda. The aim is to offer them a pleasant stay by giving everyone a warm welcome, to ease the wait and to distract them.
The Friends of Amphia Foundation ensures that extra or additional provisions that cannot be paid from the healthcare budget can still be realized. This foundation makes projects possible that make the well-being and stay of patients and their family or caregiver in the hospital more pleasant. To realize this, the foundation collects funds. Through donations and donations, they support projects that benefit the care and well-being of patients, their relatives and visitors to Amphia.
This foundation has presented four concrete initiatives to the board of the Breda Singelloop. We chose a project for the Orthopedics department which can be realized with the revenues from the runners and supporters of the Singelloop.
“SmartWall” for orthopedics
“Applications for projects come from doctors, patients, but also from external parties.” explains chairman Peter van der Velden when asked. “It is our role to challenge, stimulate and tickle people and organizations. To then be able to realize them! ” comes after it laughing. This is also how the “SmartWall” project came about, which is now the project for which we hope to get the support of many SIngelloop participants.
The SmartWall is an interactive system that can be used multi functionally. The system includes a beamer with which a projection surface is projected onto a wall. The system allows you to do playful exercises by hitting various objects with a ball. A camera registers the movements so that patients can practice or learn another way of moving. There is also a floor variant available with which you can practice, for example, walking patterns.
Get people into motion again
“With this new rehabilitation tool, we can literally get people moving again.” These are the words of orthopedic surgeon Peter Joosten (active on Twitter as @OrthoPeter), attending on behalf of the department. “In many cases we can help patients quickly and efficiently in the Orthopedic Clinic Amphia. After one or two days of admission, dismissal follows. Then there is rehabilitation from home. But if you need to stay in the hospital longer, this interactive floor or wall will help our patients to get going again. ”
“If a patient has to stay in bed for a long time, he or she quickly loses a lot of muscle mass and mobility also deteriorates rapidly. For example, we see that COVID-19 patients who have to rehabilitate for a longer period of time after a period in the ICU to learn to walk and move again. This structure also applies to orthopedic patients with, for example, extensive surgery on the hip or recovery process after a complicated fracture. For both young and old! ” Peter concludes enthusiastically.