Virtual Wards

The National Health Executive hosted a debate, during the NHE365 Digital Healthcare virtual event, discussing about how the NHS has had to provide care to more than 600,000 patients in hospital with COVID from the very start of the pandemic.

The virtual ward project is designing to act as a solution to allow more beds in the hospital to become available by managing and monitoring patients from the comfort of their own home. Using remote technologies, patients will be able to access health care through means of mobile IT and report any issues to clinicians.

The Panel Included:

We asked important questions such as ‘What is the purpose of Virtual Wards and what is the problem they are trying to solve?’, ‘How do we know that patients and the public are supportive of this approach’ and ‘What support do NHS staff require to deliver Virtual Wards?’. Catherine answered said “Virtual wards are being accelerated because of the pandemic. It reduces the need for hospital beds and provides care for patients in a different way”.

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