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Feelgood films are relief at hospital.


PATIENTS at one of North Wales's biggest hospitals are receiving a new form of pain relief - "feelgood" movies.

Portable DVD players are available for patients at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to help them relax and pass the time, and they have over 300 films and TV shows to choose from.

The service was introduced on the suggestion of patients and volunteers, and the money came from one of the hospital's charities.

Corporate Services Manager Vicky Russell said people had commented that watching a "feelgood" movie helped them to pass the time and relieve boredom.

"Nursing staff have also noticed that some patients seemed more able to cope with pain when they had a film or comedy show to watch," she said.

Clinical departments within the hospital are now considering using the scheme and it may be extended to the X-ray department for children undergoing scans.

The anaesthetic team may also ask some orthopaedic patients receiving surgery if they would like to watch films while under local anaesthetic.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2010
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