Video lifeline for elderly people


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham local authority has joined forces with Charing Cross Hospital to become the first borough in the country to offer frail older people video monitoring technology. An extra 30,000 pounds has been made available to the borough over two years from a government modernisation grant, forming part of its programme to modernise health and social services across the country. The project was the brainchild of Doctor Frank Miskelly, a consultant at Charing Cross Hospital. He decided to offer the system to selected patients – all of whom are social service clients. See _Homecare Professional_, July/August issue





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Inconstant gardeners

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Last Saturday was fine and dry so I managed to put in a few hours on our allotment. Not...

When the chips go down . . .

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I have heard people say they couldn’t get by without their smartphone, and I suppose this must be true...

Loneliness behind the front doors

By Guest Blogger KEITH LEWIN

Last week SCIE issued its monthly ‘Briefing for Commissioners’, its focus is on social isolation which it correctly says “can...