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Our virtual hospital uses the latest technology to track the condition of a patient remotely, alerting the hospital team if it is necessary to increase the level of care.

This enables people to stay in the comfort of their own homes whilst saving valuable NHS bed space.

If you are admitted to our Virtual Hospital, youíll be treated like any other patient in the hospital. Youíll be under the care of a consultant or community team, and receive the care and monitoring you need, but in the comfort of your own home.

We work closely with our partners Central London Community Health Trust (CLCH), to provide community care where needed, as part of South and West Herts Health and Care Partnership.

Under our care and need advice?

Contact us between 8am-6pm on any of the numbers below:

01923 217063
01923 217770
07773 650571

If you need advice outside of these working hours, please contact 111.

If you are feeling very unwell or have an urgent concern, please call 999.

What are the benefits of being in the Virtual Hospital?

Other benefits include the reduced risk of hospital-based complications affecting you, and a more seamless transition into becoming independent once you are discharged.

Will I be safe?

The virtual hospital uses a sophisticated system which tracks your condition remotely, alerting the hospital team if itís necessary to increase the level of care.

We will provide all the equipment you need and make sure youíre comfortable using it before you go home. The equipment is simple to use. Depending on your condition, you may not need to do anything other than wear the equipment and the data will automatically and continuously be sent to us. For other conditions, you may need to regularly add information to an app.

You will receive regular phone calls from our nurses and doctors

What conditions can be cared for in the Virtual Hospital?

Currently we care for the following conditions in our Virtual Hospital:

We plan to expand this list in the future and provide support to a wider range of people for a variety of different conditions.

Find us on social media

Keep up to date with the latest news from our virtual hospital on X (formerly Twitter) @VHWestherts

Our partners

Our virtual hospital is run in partnership with the community team at CLCH, under the South and West Health and Care Partnership.

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