NHS: More at-home care offered in attempt to shorten waiting times

Health / Sun 29th Jan 2023 at 07:59am

PLANS to open more so-called virtual wards for patients in England are to be announced by the government reports the BBC.

The measures will enable some, particularly the frail elderly, to be monitored at home by doctors using video and other technology. 

There will also be more community teams to visit people in their homes. 

It comes amid intense pressure on the health service and a dramatic deterioration in waiting times for urgent care.


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4 Comments for NHS: More at-home care offered in attempt to shorten waiting times:

gary roberts
2023-01-29 11:39:51

A virtual ward is about as useful as this disgraceful virtual government. Another case of don't look hear, look over there while the whole system crumbles. I mean we don't have enough skilled nurses and doctors now so how can less mean more assistance to the ill, elderly and young? This government couldn't run a bath let alone a demoralised and overworked system of care in this country. Could this be another stunt to cover the Zahawi sacking with hopefully Raab next and Braverman soon after. I think so!

David Forman
2023-01-30 15:25:34

New Labour had a Care Closer to the Home project trumpeted locslly by Tony Durcan. Perhaos the Labour luvvies may wish to remind readers what that was all about.

David Vincent
2023-01-30 15:28:25

Telemedicine was demonstration by British Telecom back in the late 1990s. Nice to see it finally being implemented after all my colleague efforts building a digital network

gary roberts
2023-01-30 18:21:37

"To support this additional capacity, we'll have 800 new ambulances on the roads, as well as 10,900 more nurses and 4,800 more doctors recruited." Steven Barclay, current Health Secretary. If making misleading statements was an art form Mr. Barclay and his discredited government would get first prize. Does this rubbish replace another misleading and disgusting statement of forty new hospitals? I am sure this government crap will appear on the front of the press sheets and some will believe it, but remember you can fool some of the people some of the time but when the end titles role you will see the king was naked all of the time!

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