Virtual Ward ServicesCost-effective Hospital at Home care
Our home-based services, delivered in partnership with the NHS:
- IV Therapies, complex wound care and other acute care
- Hospital consultants retain clinical oversight
- Remote Patient Monitoring
- Complements current community service provision
Virtual Wards offer patients the care they need at home, instead of in hospital.
Medically stable patients are transferred home into a Virtual Ward, but remain a hospital patient, Their hospital consultant agrees and monitors the treatment until it is completed.
These services typically deliver types of home-based care not provided locally or can fill in the gap until established community services are available.. Utilising this approach helps reduce Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC), freeing up treatment inpatient capacity which can ease pressure on elective procedures and admissions from A&E.
HomeLink Healthcare works with NHS Trusts and their system partners to offer these pathways as a safe and high quality option for patients who welcome the opportunity of an early return to the familiar surroundings of home.
Clinical home care is provided by our highly skilled Multidisciplinary teams, supported by technology, delivering care at the right time in the right place. Our ‘in-reach team, based at the hospital, ensures tight integration with existing processes, identifies and assesses patients and manages the transition from hospital to home.
Remote patient monitoring (Telehealth) provides the option to review the patient’s vital signs between our visits to their home. This can provide additional reassurance to the hospital team and patient, as well as highlighting changes in the patient’s condition.
A wide range of nursing and therapy led services are available including:
- Intravenous therapies including antibiotics
- Medicine administration and management
- Wound care
- Post surgical rehabilitation and recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Care monitoring
- Bridging packages of care
Each service is bespoke to reflect local needs
We have been working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals to release in-patient bed capacity and improve patient choice.
“HomeLink Healthcare believes that everyone should have the choice to be treated at home instead of in hospital.”
HomeLink Healthcare Ltd
Regal Court Business Centre,
42-44 High Street,
Slough, SL1 1EL
Tel: (020) 3137 5370
Fax: (020) 8573 7281
Registered in England and Wales: 09767951