Royal Trinity Hospice is offering an inside peak into England’s oldest hospice with a 360-degree virtual reality video tour in collaboration with Flix Films.
In a move that will bring Trinity’s facilities, services and people together, the new VR technology aims to provide patients and families with a ‘Virtual Hospice Tour’ that will offer a fresh insight into what hospices are actually like.
Previous research has shown that VR technology can help to reduce anxiety, pain, and post-traumatic stress. Trinity’s innovative approach towards tackling these issues have earned the plaudits of many observers, and Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive at Trinity heralded the new technology:
“We know that the thought of coming into the hospice, either as an inpatient or to access one of our many outpatient activities, may seem a scary. We wanted to show people that hospices are welcoming places that are full of life and friendly faces. I hope the virtual reality tour will help patients to feel more comfortable, confident and informed when they come through our doors.”
Leon Ancliffe, director at Flix Films, added: , “It is a real honour to be working with Trinity on this one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience. This exciting new medium gives the viewer a unique 360 visual and audio experience of Trinity that makes them feel like they are really there. Along with providing a comforting introduction to their wonderful staff and facilities for the first time.”
The tour can be viewed on Trinity’s YouTube channel in VR mode by using a smart phone and goggles or can be interacted with by clicking on a home computer or tablet.