In our 70th year, we’re celebrating some of the unique care offered to our patients, from innovative technology to mood-lifting therapies. We join therapy horse Lofty as he took one of his regular ‘ward rounds’ at Yeovil District Hospital.
Therapy horses like Lofty play an important part in the care of older and elderly patients in Yeovil, helping to boost the mood and memory of older people, including those living with dementia.
Studies suggest that physical contact with a pet can lower blood pressure, cause the release of endorphins and lead to a drop in stress hormones, providing much needed emotional support.
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