Virtual Ward

Service overview and benefits to patients

The Virtual Ward allows patients who meet a set of criteria to get hospital level care in their own home. This may prevent an admission to hospital or support a patient to leave hospital earlier.

Patients accepted on the virtual ward will receive the care and treatment they need which may include monitoring via telephone call or home visits by a member of the Multi-Professional Virtual Ward team.

The Virtual Ward team will support the detection of any changes or potential complications early on, allowing for timely intervention. By identifying issues before they escalate, appropriate care can be provided, preventing emergency situations and minimising the need for hospital admissions.

Being on a virtual ward can offer numerous benefits for physical health, mental well-being, and overall recovery;

  • Easy Access: Access healthcare services from the comfort of your home, regardless of your location or mobility.
  • Convenience and Comfort: Receive medical attention without needing to be admitted to hospital.
  • Reduced Risks of Hospital Associated Harm: Minimise exposure to hospital associated harm by staying in the safety of your own surroundings.
  • Personalised Care: Enjoy individualized care plans tailored to your specific needs for better outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Close Monitoring: Stay closely monitored enabling early detection of any health changes or complications.
  • Enhanced Communication: As well as home visits, connect with healthcare professionals via telephone where care, support and guidance can be provided.