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Care Homes receive awards for digital monitoring service


Care Homes receive awards for digital monitoring service.

Staff at three North Warwickshire Care Homes received awards for successfully using digital health monitoring to help look after their residents and enhance their care on November 10th at Lanesborough House Care Home.

Teams at Lanesborough House Care Home in Coleshill, Bracebridge Care Home in Atherstone and Linden Lodge Nursing Home in Tamworth received the awards for services to Digital Remote Monitoring for successfully implementing and using the Docobo remote monitoring system, thereby improving care for their residents and reducing hospital admissions.

Remote monitoring in care homes offers many benefits to staff, residents and GP practices as care home staff can regularly record residents’ vital signs and symptoms into a tablet, which are sent automatically to a clinical team based elsewhere. In addition, if a care home resident suddenly becomes unwell, the team can enter vital signs and this will be sent to the clinical hub – the hub team will respond to any requests or alerts within two hours, which saves care home teams waiting to get through to their GP or waiting for a return call.

Led by Warwickshire CCG, the remote monitoring project is part of an NHSX project that is seeing remote monitoring rolling out to all care homes across Warwickshire North. 32 care homes in the area are already using the Docobo system, with 1,000 care home residents receiving regular Docobo monitoring in collaboration with SWFT Out of Hours team. The three care homes have been recognised for their speed of implementation and amazing results.

We are so delighted to give out these awards for the amazing work that has been done which is really helping to reduce pressures on the NHS and enhancing patient care. The teams have worked tirelessly with the project implementation team on rolling out the system and the benefits have been huge. This care home service redesign with telemedicine has helped to deliver safe, efficient and timely care to patients."

Dr Mehwish Quereshifrom Hazelwood Surgery and the Warwickshire CCG Clinical lead for Docobo Care home service redesign, who heads up project

Sarah Ford, Deputy Home Manager at Bracebridge says: “We are very proud to have received this award for our usage of the Docobo system. The system has improved the knowledge and skills of our team and has had a positive impact on the health & wellbeing of our residents.”

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