Virtual wards

Virtual wards (also known as hospital at home) allow patients to get the care they need at home safely and conveniently, rather than being in hospital.

The NHS is increasingly introducing virtual wards to support people at the place they call home, including care homes.

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Rapid evaluation report: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease virtual ward enabled by technology – South and West Hertfordshire Health and Care Partnership

A rapid evaluation conducted by Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Innovation Manchester, the AHSN for Greater Manchester, adds to emerging evidence of virtual wards enabled by technology offering positive, effective care that supports people to be at home rather than in hospital. This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of a…

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