Patients to benefit from telecom help

Hundreds more people in Doncaster with long term health conditions are set to benefit from a scheme, which allows their health to be remotely monitored in the comfort of their own homes.

The move follows a pilot project by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), which enabled specialist nurses and GPs to use telecommunications equipment to monitor vital information such as blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and weight on a daily basis for 100 people suffering from heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes.

The scheme has been developed by NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS DCCG) who has funded the scheme as part of a plan to support Doncaster people to live independently at home for longer without having to rely on carers. Doncaster Council will now take over the operational activities of the service meaning it will now be available to more patients across the borough.