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On the Island we have piloted the use of technology enabled care to monitor biometric health data and risk indicators (e.g. blood pressure, blood glucose levels etc) across residents in two nursing homes and two residential homes (a total of 111 beds). The data improves health monitoring and the ability to share information with GPs, community nurses and ambulance crews. As a result of the pilot:
The pilot has now been extended to a further nine homes, predominantly in the West Wight area, totalling 13 homes (over 400 beds).
Watch this short video to hear more about the effectiveness of using technology in care homes here
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.