Funded as part of Above & Beyond’s BHI Appeal, the iPads equip patients to do physiotherapy solo. They also improve communication between patients and staff, and enable patients to stay in touch with family and friends.

Brunel’s Helen Price says: “It was great to meet the members of staff who will use the iPads with patients and hear about the benefits the equipment offers. The iPads will provide patients from Bristol and beyond with a vital form of communication and help alleviate boredom.”

The iPads will be used on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).

Gemma Jenkins, corporate fundraising officer at Above & Beyond, says: “I really enjoyed introducing the Brunel team to staff who will feel the direct benefit of the new equipment. By fundraising for Above & Beyond you can make a real difference to patient care within Bristol’s hospitals.”