Rougemont are working creatively and boosting morale. @DPT_NHS


Boosting morale and finding innovative ways of working are key in these challenging times. Rougemont ward at Franklyn Hospital in Exeter have been in touch to share how one of their Occupational Therapists has gone above and beyond whilst at home in isolation. Lewis Powell, Ward Manager said:

“One of our Occupational Therapists, who is socially distancing for twelve weeks, has created a document for patients on discharge in relation to wellbeing whilst the pandemic is on-going. She has also created a Franklyn Activity Book to occupy patients at times when nursing staff are caught up with personal care, or there are no OT staff around. Our Occupational Therapists always put together a weekly timetable of activities and she is also doing this from home to release the OTs and OTAs from having to do this at work whilst on the ward.”

Many organisations and individuals in the community want to help and support NHS staff with gifts, vouchers and discounts on many products. Rougemont’s Psychologist, Dr Jenny Dickenson went to LUSH last week to pick up bars of gorgeous smelling soap to give to staff. It is hoped that it will encourage wellbeing and relaxation at the end of a busy day.

Yeo Valley also delivered a range of yoghurts for free to Franklyn Hospital to ensure staff have access to healthy snacks.