A good night’s sleep in hospital can be hard to come by
But now, your support is funding a new research project seeking to understand the true impact of sleep disruption in hospital by focusing on one of the noisiest places – the Intensive Critical Care Unit (ICCU).
Flinders University’s Professor Peter Catcheside has been awarded a Health Seed Grant to record overnight noise from the ICCU and then replay it to healthy volunteers in a sleep laboratory for comparison against a quiet night.
He hopes the work could pave the way for identifying specific noises that are most problematic and develop strategies to reduce them.
Other stories from our Winter 2021 Newsletter
More patients with suspected head and neck cancer can now be examined without delay, using a new scope, thanks to you and a generous donation from the FMC Volunteer Service! Read More
A range of new equipment has arrived in the Flinders Neonatal Unit to help more than 1,400 sick and premature babies cared for each year, thanks to your generosity. Read More
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