The report summarises the findings of an evaluation conducted by Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Innovation Manchester (HInM), the AHSN for Greater Manchester, on behalf of the national Innovation Collaborative for digital health.
The collaborative is a learning and support system for health and care professionals delivering technology-enabled innovations to support people at home.
This report examines the impact of Virtual Wards on inpatient beds, length of stay, readmissions and cost-effectiveness.
It aims to inform the potential wider adoption of the Virtual Ward model across the UK and understand the model’s potential to support people with other health conditions. It also considers the success of SWHHCP VW objectives to improve patient care, clinical outcomes, healthcare utilisation, and patient and staff satisfaction.