This week, Ashford and St Peter’s hospital staff are adopting the national 70day #endPJparalysis campaign.
Too much bed rest can lead to a state of being deconditioned, where patients lose muscle strength. In fact, a week in bed can lead to a 10% loss in muscle strength in the elderly, and building this strength back can take twice as long.
The aim is to encourage patients to get out of their pyjamas, get dressed and be active to avoid deconditioning.
The campaign was kicked off by Diana Moran, and Andy Brown talked to Diana, along with Sam Knipe and Dr Radcliffe Lisk at St. Peter’s to find out more about it.