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Virtual Wards

Question for Department of Health

UIN 900002, tabled on 27 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential for virtual wards to improve health care delivery.

Answered on

2 June 2015

We recognise the importance of care at home and have identified 800,000 of the most vulnerable patients as part of the Proactive Care Programme.

Virtual wards could provide one way of reducing unplanned admissions by providing the staffing, systems and routines of hospital care in the patient’s own home.

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