End PJ Paralysis Global Summit

7 August 2023

In July, Caroline Hopper (Chief Allied Health Professional for Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare) and Juliet Butler (Inpatient Operational Lead for physiotherapy across Kingston Hospital’s Care of the Elderly wards) were invited to speak at the fifth global End PJ Paralysis Summit.

Kingston Hospital has been involved with the End PJ Paralysis movement for a number of years – it’s aim being to help patients to live the richest, fullest lives possible by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency at the same time as protecting cognitive function, social interaction and dignity.

Caroline and Juliet presented the End PJ Paralysis audit work that has been carried out at Kingston Hospital over recent months, as well as the work currently taking place to support one of our joint quality priorities for this year, focusing on the risk and impact of deconditioning for patients in hospital and the community.

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