HIYH Impact Report 2023 | Page 30

Providing care in people ’ s homes

In the current NHS climate of a persistent urgent and emergency care crisis , virtual wards and remote monitoring offer safe and effective opportunities to help ease pressure on hospital bed capacity , A & E departments and ambulance services while helping to improve patient outcomes and experience .
Our Head of Portfolio for Patient Safety , Remote Monitoring and Virtual Wards , Gemma Wright , explores how over the past two years we have supported the adoption and implementation of remote monitoring solutions across more than 100 sites benefitting 4,289 patients and saving the NHS costs associated with the avoided visits .
A virtual ward is a safe and efficient alternative to NHS bedded care that is enabled by technology . In a virtual ward , support can include remote monitoring using apps , technology platforms , wearables and medical devices such as pulse oximeters .
30 Transforming Lives Through Innovation
Gemma Wright , Head of Portfolio
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