Healthwatch Bradford and District was commissioned by the Enhanced Health in Care Homes NHS Vanguard to evaluate the Telemedicine service provided to care homes by Airedale and Partners Ltd, in partnership with Airedale Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Immedicare.
Existing evaluations naturally concentrate on numerical data and the impact on service usage, such as reduced attendance at hospital, but the Airedale & Partners Vanguard team were keen to hear feedback from residents and others using the service.
Healthwatch spoke to residents, their families, and members of care home staff to understand their view of how Telemedicine supports and enhances the quality of life and wellbeing. The leaflet about the project gives a brief outline of our project and explains the Telemedicine service.
You can download the full report - a shorter summary will be available soon.
Healthwatch Report - Telemedicine in Care Homes
Leaflet for people taking part in the project