Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
BNPS_WatchTVOnOperatingTable_08.jpg
BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS<br />
<br />
Carry On Doctor...<br />
<br />
Dr Clare Bent at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital is pioneering the unique procedure.<br />
<br />
An NHS hospital has become the first in Britain to give anxious patients video goggles to distract them during operations.<br />
<br />
Patients can watch a whole movie or TV box sets through the hi-tech headsets while they have surgery under local anaesthetic.<br />
<br />
Horror films or laugh-out-loud comedies are not advised as they could make the casualty jolt and squirm around too much as they go under the knife.<br />
<br />
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is now trialling the Wi-Fi enabled goggles in the hope they will actually save money.<br />
<br />
With the patient being more at ease they will not have to be sedated and will recover and leave hospital quicker, freeing up valuable bed space.