They're always looking at ways to improve their care and now our Stroke team have adopted counsultant telerounds as an extra way of linking in with our patients.
They're using digital technology - teamed up with EPR - to have consultations with their patients from anywhere, at any time, as long as they have a network connection. It means at any time a patient can have a consultation with their consultant and receive the medical update and information they need about their condition.
Our Trust - like all Trusts in the current financial climate – is struggling to provide 24/7 consultant cover in some specialties, so the telerounds mean we can provide that extra cover 24/7.
Dr Anand Nair - pictured in the bedside TV screen and as an insert - was keen to share the success of the new tele-rounds and what it means for our patients.
"The telerounds, supported by Telemed, take us one step closer to improving assess to consultants out-of-hours.
" Like all Trusts we are facing a significant number of consultant vacancies in the country and can experience some difficulty with recruiting trainees to certain specialities. The current financial climate also poses challenges to delivering a 24/7 consultant-led service, so we know we need to be more innovative and these telerounds help us to provide more consultant cover for our patients."