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Mid Yorkshire hospital staff get 'age suit' training

An age simulation suit is being used to help train staff working with elderly and dementia patients at hospitals in Wakefield and Dewsbury.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will use the suit to train all employees, from consultants to porters.

The suit uses weights and straps to restrict movement, while headphones and goggles recreate vision and hearing loss.

Anita Ruckledge, senior sister at the trust, said: "The suit is important for anyone to understand how an elderly person with age-related symptoms may feel."

  • 28 Feb 2014