2014 NHS inpatient survey 39% of respondents stating that they were 'bothered by noise at night from other patients' and 21% by hospital staff
A team at Huddersfield University and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have approached the TK2A Theme to work on implementing the emergent findings of their work exploring Night Time Noise Reduction in Ward Settings. We are very excited to partner with this team to bring our expertise around creative practice in Knowledge Mobilisation and service improvement work to this important and universal challenge.
This study aims to:
The team would like to acknowledge the funding of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust for funding the first two phases of the work. We are exploring various match funding models to take Phase 3 forward.
For further information please contact:
Felicity Astin PhD FESC FHEA
Professor of Nursing & Applied Health Research
University of Huddersfield/Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
+44 (0) 1484 472893
Harold Wilson Building
Human & Health Sciences
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