New campaign to get patients up, dressed and moving

Ryde Hospital officially launched its #EndPJParalysis program in February 2019.

The hospital is supporting an international campaign which encourages patients to put on their day clothes while in hospital, rather than pyjamas or gowns and get up, get dressed and get moving.

The campaign highlights the physical and mental health benefits of dressing in day clothes, where appropriate.

Staff had the option to wear their pyjamas to work for the day, to create discussion and raise awareness.

"This project has been in the works for some time and I am really proud of what the team has accomplished.

It was wonderful to celebrate this milestone with our CE Deb Willcox, hospital staff and patients," nurse manager Rachel Prince said.