Early Functional Rehabilitation with the Happiness Programme at University Hospital Southampton.
The ICU Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team at NHS University Hospital Southampton have been using the Happiness Programme with patients in their General Intensive Care Unit. Lucy from the team wrote about one patient’s experience of using the Happiness Programme to support functional rehabilitation and presented it at the 8th European Conference on Weaning and Rehabilitation in Critically-ill Patients. She has kindly given us permission to share her findings.
As a result of utilising the Happiness Programme to support functional rehabilitation, Lucy and her team found the following:
Reduced risk of ICU acquired delirium
Reduced hospital length of stay