Royal Trinity Hospice partners with Flix Films to give patients 360 Virtual Reality tour

Royal Trinity Hospice partners with Flix Films to give patients 360 Virtual Reality tour


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.

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