Innovation and our future True to our values, Trinity embraces opportunities to innovate and respond to best practice and developments in technology across all areas of our work. Our future In 2018 our Board of Trustees announced our Strategic Intentions for the next three years. These intentions set out the steps we will take to ensure we continue to be here for patients and families in the future. Our intentions will guide our decision making and help us stay focused. Our intentions are: To better demonstrate our impact - be able to evidence all the ways in which we make a difference To ensure sustainable funding - have the money to deliver services in the long term To develop and invest in community services - reach more people and respond to demand Innovation We are proud of our track-record for innovation, through both technology and identifying new solutions and ways of working. Some of our most recent and current projects are outlined below. The Royal Trinity Hospice app Our app was launched in 2017 and has been designed for use by both Trinity patients and their families and carers. The app aims to help users navigate the often complex world of palliative care, providing information in a format that they can access at any time, wherever they need it. Among other functions, the app allows patients to access information on symptoms, find answers to frequently asked questions and book into our outpatient activities. Carers can also access information and contacts specific to their needs. More information about the Royal Trinity Hospice app Download the app from the App Store Virtual reality at Trinity Working closely with our partner Flix Films, Trinity has been exploring the power of virtual reality (VR) in palliative care since 2017. We initially used this technology to allow patients at the end of their lives to enjoy experiences that they they might otherwise be isolated from and have since gone on to launch a research study to explore the potential of VR as a therapy for people at the end of life. In 2018, we launched a 360, VR tour of Trinity, to show what life is really like inside the country's oldest hospice. The tour brings Trinity’s facilities, people and services to life and myth-busts frequently held assumptions about what hospices are really like. The tour can be viewed on a smartphone and doesn't require any special technology or software. Watch it below. Transforming our community services: Team Around the Patient From October 2018 we will pilot a new approach to community palliative care within a small area of our catchment in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Team Around the Patient, or TAP aims to streamline our services and improve the experience of care for both our patients and their families. The TAP will consist of a multidisciplinary team of professionals working together with a single shared caseload which will allow them to determine the most relevant professional to carry out a visit, based on the individual needs of the patient.