Dear University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust,

1.Does your organisation use remote monitoring tools to help patients to manage their health and care at home?

2. Has your organisation extended the use of remote monitoring to utilise solutions to proactively manage the next steps of care for patients being treated in the home
such as using a task management system/virtual ward*?

3. If yes, does the organisation use any suppliers to support the process of providing virtual wards?
a. Please state the name of the supplier/supplier's.
b. Please provide the annual cost for the above supplier contract for the financial year 20/21 to 21/22 (April 2021- March 2022)

4. Does the organisation have a dedicated in-house virtual ward team?
a. If yes, is this made up of existing resource or additional capacity?

5. Could you please provide the name and job title of the person who is responsible for the management of virtual wards?

6. What specialties are Virtual Wards currently implemented in? (tick for yes)

If Yes, How many virtual “beds” are currently operating in total and in each speciality?

Please state the number of beds the organisation has in total for each speciality.

Total
Mental Health
Cardiology
Dermatology
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Gynaecology
Hepatology
Neurology
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Palliative medicine
Paediatrics services
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation
Renal medicine
Respiratory
Rheumatology
Colorectal surgery
Breast Surgery Service
Ear, Nose and Throat
General Surgery
Orthopaedics and Trauma
Orthoptics
Pain management
Plastic surgery
Thoracic medicine
Urology
Vascular surgery
Audiology Service
Other- Please state which

*Virtual wards allow patients to be treated in their own homes rather than in hospital. In a virtual ward, support can include remote monitoring using apps, technology platforms, wearables and medical devices and face to face care

Yours faithfully,

James Allen

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

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UHCW

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Our Ref: FOI/2151
Date: 10 November 2022

By email only

 

Dear Requester

We write further to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received 12 October 2022.  We have set out your request,
together with our response below. 

1.Does your organisation use remote monitoring tools to help patients to
manage their health and care at home? Yes

2. Has your organisation extended the use of remote monitoring to utilise
solutions to proactively manage the next steps of care for patients being
treated in the home 
such as using a task management system/virtual ward*?  Yes

3. If yes, does the organisation use any suppliers to support the process
of providing virtual wards?
a. Please state the name of the supplier/supplier's. Docobo
b. Please provide the annual cost for the above supplier contract for the
financial year 20/21 to 21/22 (April 2021- March 2022) Funded centrally
currenty

4. Does the organisation have a dedicated in-house virtual ward team? Yes
a. If yes, is this made up of existing resource or additional
capacity?  This is made from additional funds received from NGSEI

5. Could you please provide the name and job title of the person who is
responsible for the management of virtual wards? EM triumvirate

6. What specialties are Virtual Wards currently implemented in? (tick for
yes) OPAT 30 beds, COPD 10 beds, HF 2 from 1^st November

If Yes, How many virtual “beds” are currently operating in total and in
each speciality?

Please state the number of beds the organisation has in total for each
speciality.

Total
Mental Health
Cardiology
Dermatology
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Gynaecology
Hepatology
Neurology
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Palliative medicine
Paediatrics services
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation
Renal medicine
Respiratory
Rheumatology
Colorectal surgery
Breast Surgery Service
Ear, Nose and Throat
General Surgery
Orthopaedics and Trauma
Orthoptics
Pain management
Plastic surgery
Thoracic medicine
Urology
Vascular surgery
Audiology Service
Other- Please state which
 

See response to Question 6

*Virtual wards allow patients to be treated in their own homes rather than
in hospital. In a virtual ward, support can include remote monitoring
using apps, technology platforms, wearables and medical devices and face
to face care

As we have provided the information that we do hold your request is now
closed.  We trust that this is satisfactory but if you are dissatisfied
with the way that it has been handled you have the right to ask for an
internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and
should be addressed to: David Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs,
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge
Road, Coventry CV2 2DX.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Andrea Phillips
FOI & Access to Health Records Manager