Funded as part of Above & Beyond’s BHI Appeal, the iPads will enable patients to do physiotherapy without a member of staff, improve communication between patients and staff and help patients stay in touch with their family and friends.

Brunel’s Helen Price says: “It was great to meet the members of staff who will be using the iPads with patients and hear about the benefits the equipment will offer. 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 showing the team at Brunel the iPads and introducing them 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 – and money raised here, stays here.”