Arnold Lodge embrace Skype to enable patients to speak to their families

20/06/2016 by Amy Gaskin-Williams

Many patients at Arnold Lodge have raised the issue over the last year of wanting to use Skype to keep in contact with their family and friends. Historically, Forensic Services have been understandably cautious about internet use, particularly video facilities.

Ward representatives have brought the issue to the attention of the Patient’s Forum, at which many discussions have led to the writing of a unit procedure for the use of Skype, enabling those patients with permission to access this technology to contact their family and friends.