South Tees opens innovative 'virtual ward' for COVID-19 patients

A virtual ward has opened, offering COVID-19 patients the opportunity to be monitored remotely, leading to earlier discharge.
South Tees NHS Foundation Trust Respiratory nurses with Doctor Hamad and Doctor Sathyamurthy

Image courtesy of South Tees NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

Using a pulse oximeter, which is a small, non-invasive clip placed on the finger, patients can monitor and report their oxygen levels to the respiratory team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust while on a telephone call with them.

This method allows people with COVID-19 to be discharged from hospital earlier, while continuing to receive care.

The full article can be read on South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's website.

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