Virtual wards – Hospitals at Home

News - 06 March 2024

Residents on Wirral have been asking for information on Virtual wards and how they work.

Here on Wirral Virtual Wards allow people to get the quality care they need, safely at the place they call home, if they have been diagnosed with an illness.

This care is provided using a mixture of home visits and easy-to-use remote technology, to monitor the patient’s condition.

In the virtual ward, patients are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team and may also be visited by specialised clinician staff. When their care involves more face-to-face than remote digital monitoring, these types of virtual wards are sometimes known as ‘hospital at home’.

The aim of virtual wards is to ensure that outcomes for patients reduce health inequalities, not widen them.

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