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

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