Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Care Homes

Through the TEC Programme, SCTT are support a range of project developing services within the care home sector.

Video Active in Angus

Using modern, low cost devices Angus have developed a seated activity programme the allows care home residents to ’meet’ with other participants in the local leisure centre to take part in the exercise class.  Not only is this increasing the activity levels of the residents, but it is improving links within the community.

Having successfully established the activity programme, Angus have now deployed video conferencing links to the Seven Arches Unit.  The unit provides care for young clients with acquired brain injuries, neurological disorders and those clients who need to be ventilated.

  “Video conferencing solutions provide the opportunity for improved access to clinical support and expertise. Patients who are in Seven Arches will be able to access some medical consultants without all the logistical difficulties of physically getting to a hospital outpatient clinic, and using the video link is intended to improve the patients experience of the outpatient appointment. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this technology into Seven Arches which has the potential to enhance timely, effective and safe delivery of care.”

    Dr Alan Cook, Medical Director, Operational Unit, NHS Tayside

For further information on the work in Angus, please contact shonaburge at nhs.net.

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