The launch of the central Remote Monitoring Hub will eventually support virtual wards in all six boroughs, meaning people will monitored 24 hours a day by nurses, doctors and other clinicians.
The technology means that even the slightest change in someone’s health is picked up by nurses and doctors through a tablet which is also provided.
Patients often make a better, quicker recovery in the familiar surroundings of their own home while staying in hospital longer than necessary can have a detrimental effect on their condition and independence.
Virtual wards mean people with a variety of conditions, including breathing and heart problems, who meet clinical criteria are given safe specialist support to leave hospital early and return home or avoid going into hospital altogether
The Monitoring Hub launched on 28 November 2022 and is hosted by Croydon at Bernard Wetherell House. Current opening hours are between 7:30am and 11pm with a view to achieving a full 24/7 service by early January 2023.