Patients, Visitors & The Public

End PJ Paralysis 2018

70 Day Challenge LogoEnd PJ Paralysis is a global social movement embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues to encourage patients to boost their recoveries by getting dressed and moving about sooner.

If you come to hospital please bring a change of clothes with you or ask a loved one to on your behalf

At the Countess we are continuing to support the End PJ Paralysis campaign, asking patients staying in hospital to wear their own clothes whenever possible.

The End PJ Paralysis movement began in 2016 at Nottingham University Hospitals, playing a part in reducing the number of falls, pressure injuries and patient complaints.

Therapists at the Countess launched the initiative in Chester last year and now we are taking part in the End PJ Paralysis 70 Day Challenge, which is aiming to reach 1 million days of patients wearing clothes on wards in the UK from 17 April – 26 June 2018. You can find out more about the campaign by clicking here.

“We are excited to build on the fantastic work already done for End PJ Paralysis at the Countess,” Director of Nursing and Quality Alison Kelly said. “When people come to hospital they can naturally slip into ‘patient mode’ and even those who are mobile can end up staying in their beds. We want to help people get back to normality as soon as possible by getting up, dressed and experiencing the confidence boost that comes along with that.”

A 50% increase in walking while in hospital is associated with a 6% shorter length of stay

:: You can read more about the launch of the challenge at the Countess here

:: You can view a blog from our Director of Nursing and Quality Alison Kelly here

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You can see short videos of our staff talking about the benefits of patients wearing their own clothes below: