The portable rooms which are approximately 5m by 3m feature retro style wallpaper, furniture, and even newspapers containing authentic fifties headlines.
In addition, patients are also played familiar songs from years gone by and are able to watch films from previous decades with the hope of offering some comfort and familiarity to those who are confused and suffering from memory loss.
Bristol Royal Infirmary is the first hospital to trial the rooms and have built and kitted them out using a £175,000 grant from WRVS.
The hospital hopes that the rooms will encourage patients to sit and talk to nurses about what they remember, hopefully bringing about a sense of calm.
The new scheme is also looking to integrate volunteers with the hospital ward team, and will be piloted across a couple of wards during the next six months before being rolled out across the city centre hospital trust if it proves a success.
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