The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital took part in this year’s Hypo Awareness week to raise awareness of the causes, symptoms and management of hypos in hospital.
Awareness of the condition was run across the entire week, reaching all wards using several ways to engage and educate. These included:
Their IT and communications team also supported the week across the whole Trust (which includes Kent and Canterbury and William Harvey Hospital) by putting the Hypo Awareness wallpaper onto all computers and sharing the highlights of the week in the Trust News and via Twitter.
Lots of photos and updates were also posted onto social media in a bid to highlight hypos, education, engage and to start conversations. They also had a ‘Hypo Heroes’ award – which was presented to the ward who engaged the most during the course of the week.