Enhancing Patient Care

Last updated: 31 January 2020

Sensory Rhino Equipment

Better patient care made possible through charitable funding

The Sensory Rhino

Visiting a hospital can be a daunting experience for many and particularly for patients with severe learning disabilities. To improve patient experience and help creating a calming environment, charitable funds were used to procure a sensory trolley designed specifically for adult patients with learning disabilities. 

"Our aim for this piece of equipment is that it will help to support and benefit patients who potentially find a hospital appointment a stressful experience. We hope that the Rhino Sensory Voyager will have a calming impact and will help to reduce the amount of anxiety which can occur during the waiting time for an appointment." 

Karen Price, Nicky Gough, Learning Disability Liaison Team
The sensory trolley has a number of features all carefully designed help the patient relax. It features a built-in MP3 player, a reflective mirror ball, mirrored panels, fibre optic strands which can be draped over a chair or hospital bed, a hurricane column and a projector with 3 interchangeable coloured wheels which can project an image or pattern onto a wall or ceiling.  The trolley format enables its use in all wards/departments.
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Queen Alexandra Hospital
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