Virtual Ward: Hospital Care at Home
Virtual Ward is a service provided by the community nursing and therapy teams based at St. James Clinic, King's Lynn.
It supports patients who are medically fit and wish to return home from hospital but who still require low levels of medical care. Once discharged from hospital patients remain under the care of their GP with further healthcare provided by community nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists, Social Services or other agencies as necessary. This enhanced care service can be provided for up to six days and for up to three visits a day during that period.
Similarly, patients who might otherwise have had to be admitted to hospital can be cared for in their own homes, therefore preventing unnecesary hospital admissions.
Referral to the service is via the patient's GP or hospital.
Who to contact
- 01553 668723
Where to go
- Virtual Ward Team
St. James Clinic
- PE30 5NU
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