New animation raises awareness of functional decline in older adults in hospital
Healthcare professionals create an animation highlighting the effects of inactivity in older hospital patients.
Róisín Fallen-Bailey (pictured) and Catherine Thomas are the healthcare professionals behind the new animation. The purpose is to highlight the benefits of movement and exercise in older patients, during their hospital stay. It is a valuable resource for new starters at Newcastle Hospitals Trust.
Róisín Fallen-Bailey is a physiotherapist in older people’s medicine at Newcastle Hospitals, and recent recipient of an NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) to develop and evaluate approaches to patient activity and function decline in older adults.
Catherine Thomas is an Occupational Therapist with the Trust.