Advances in technology allowing for medical treatment in the home is already delivering huge savings for the NHS by allowing the strategy of ‘virtual hospital wards’.
The Medway NHS Foundation trust is using an infusion pump produced by Vygon UK to allow patients to remain in their own home. The patients’ vital signs are remotely monitored and patients are visited once per day. It also has the added benefit for the patient of reducing the risk of infections within the hospital environment. The approach delivers a huge cost saving.
As technology is developed, Gm Design Development sees this becoming a requirement for more conditions and devices. It will become part of the Product specification for many medical devices.
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