Providing acute care, at home
No-one should stay in hospital for longer than they need to, and with acute capacity at a crucial tipping point, virtual wards are an effective solution to provide at-home care.
Powered by our award-winning CliniTouch Vie platform, our scalable virtual ward solution is already in use across the NHS. From enabling patients to be safely discharged from hospital sooner, to helping provide an alternative to admission, we deliver brilliant at-home care for patients across multiple conditions and pathways.
Plus, with an in-house clinical monitoring team on-hand to provide flexible workforce support for your virtual ward – we’ve got everything you need to get started.
"Virtual wards are powered by people – people with the clinical know-how and confidence to deliver the technology, and crucially people with the capacity to do it. There are plenty of hurdles to overcome when it comes to transformation, but thanks to our in-house clinical monitoring team, workforce concerns doesn’t need to be one them."
Dr Noel O'Kelly, Clinical Director, Spirit Health
Award-winning virtual care
Our work is multi-award-winning and has been recognised by some of the leading names in the sector. Recent awards include our rapid response to COVID-19, with projects including the launch and scaling of virtual ward services.
"They know someone is keeping an eye on them"
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has been using CliniTouch Vie since November 2020 to provide a virtual ward service, helping COVID-19 patients to be discharged from hospital sooner. As featured in an NHSX case study, hear from Daisy Savage as she explains how the technology is lowering readmission rates and giving patients more confidence.
Published evidence & proven results
Our published evidence shows improved patient and clinical outcomes, increased capacity, and cost savings when using CliniTouch Vie to power a virtual ward.
Reduction in the average length of hospital stay (1)
Reduction in re-admission rate when using a virtual ward (2)
Estimated savings per patient when using a virtual ward (1)
(1) Swift, J. et al, 2022. An evaluation of a virtual COVID-19 ward to accelerate the supported discharge of patients from an acute hospital setting. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 28(1), pp.7-15.
(2) NHSX. 2022. Remote monitoring for patients with chronic conditions in the Midlands. [online] Available at: <https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/covid-19-response/technology-nhs/remote-monitoring-for-patients-with-chronic-conditions-in-the-midlands/> [Accessed 25 January 2022].
Virtual Ward Launch Guide
The continued rollout of virtual wards whilst ensuring patient care is vital within the NHS. Our free launch guide is here to help, with tips, templates, patient stories, and evidence, all learned whilst delivering an NHS virtual ward.Find out more
Working collaboratively with the NHS
We’re proud to support the rollout of virtual wards across a number of NHS trusts, including:
"Due to a significant increase in the pressure on the local healthcare system we had to restart our COVID Virtual Ward to support the flow of patients through the system. Working with Spirit has allowed us to ensure all appropriate patients can be discharged from hospital and be supported in their own homes using the virtual ward."
Alex Woodward, Deputy Cardio-Respiratory Lead Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Get in touch today
Whether you’ve got a question about virtual wards, want to book a demo of CliniTouch Vie or have a great idea you’d like to share with us – we’d love to hear from you! Simply fill in our quick form and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.