Through the Technology Enabled Care Programme, SCTT are supporting a range of projects developing technology enabled services within the care home sector.
Using low cost devices Angus Health and Social Care Partnership have developed a seated activity programme. This allows residents of a number of Care Homes to ’meet’ with other participants in the local leisure centre and 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.
Have a look at the short video above to see how this works.
Having successfully established the activity programme, one of the Units which have deployed video conferencing links is the South Grange Care Centre – Seven Arches Unit. The Unit provides specialist care for young clients with various spine and neurological conditions.
Dr Alan Cook, Medical Director, Operational Unit, NHS Tayside, has described this development by saying: “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. 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.”
For further information on the work in Angus, please contact shonaburge at nhs.net.