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20.12.2023

New Report Release Evaluating Virtual Wards.

Healthwatch Croydon, in collaboration with Healthwatch Wandsworth and the South West London coordination team, conducted groundbreaking research alongside the Health Innovation Network. The joint project delves into the dynamics of virtual wards, shedding light on why individuals may decline admission and capturing general sentiments about this transformative model. With insights from 29 participants, our findings highlight positive attitudes toward virtual wards, emphasising the benefits of home-based care for patients with various health conditions. Uncover participants’ thoughts on the term ‘virtual wards,’ perceived benefits, and challenges.

Currently, virtual wards are in action in four separate wards namely Croydon, Merton and Wandsworth, Sutton and Kingston and Richmond. This evaluation covered Croydon, Merton and Wandsworth and interviewed those with long-term conditions.

 

Read the full report on our reports page>>>