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.

Contact

Telephone
Website
www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

Where to go

Name
Virtual Ward Team
Address
St. James Clinic
Exton's Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk
Postcode
PE30 5NU
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