Virtual wards empowering patients

Working across HRCH, Kingston Hospital, social care and primary care, we have built on the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic by using remote monitoring technology to keep people safe in the community whilst avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

Our virtual ward, which is initially aimed at patients with respiratory or cardiac issues, uses a coordinated approach where patients who attend A&E can be admitted directly to the virtual ward. They will be assessed by a specialist team and shown how to use the remote monitoring tools, such as blood pressure or pulse oximeter. The programme gives power back to patients to understand their own health needs and maintain their wellbeing in the comfort of their own home.

Find out more in our video below.