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'Virtual ward' treats East Lancashire patients in their homes
12:42pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
EAST Lancashire is ahead of the game for its use of a new ‘virtual ward’ scheme, according to health boss Tim Mansfield.
The initiative, which is gradually being introduced across the NHS, aims to get more nurses treating patients at their homes, to avoid unnecessary and expensive hospital admissions.
Mr Mansfield, chief operating officer for East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, said the project started in Pendle three years ago, and is now being rolled out across the area after some ‘very positive’ responses.
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