Hospital in Palma de Mallorca launches new project to minimise patients’ anxiety

Son Llatzer University Hospital, located in Palma, has a new project designed to make cancer patients feel as relaxed as possible during the time spent in waiting rooms.

Son LLatzer University Hospital in Palma has launched a new project at its Oncology and Haematology Day Hospital with the aim of minimising the anxiety experienced by patients in waiting rooms. The project seeks to use positive distractions to help patients relax and avoid negative thoughts, thereby improving their physical, emotional and social well-being.

The creation of positive environments is a priority for Son Llatzer because various studies have shown that reducing patients’ stress brings multiple benefits. During the treatment process, these spaces become the everyday environments for patients, who usually face long and emotionally challenging waits.

Joana Marqués, the supervisor at the Oncology and Haematology Day Hospital, said: “Patients usually spend an average of 28 weeks in cancer treatment waiting rooms. Almost all patients agree that the waiting time has a very negative influence on their state of mind.”

She added: “In this space, where we spend so many hours, we want to create, with the help of the patients, a mural that makes people feel that they are not all alone here.”

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Tamsin Brown

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