During the first COVID peak we have managed over 250 patients through the COVID ambulatory clinic: 1/5 of patients have been referred from the ward, 1/5 via the GP hot hub and 3/5 via ED.
It’s great for our COVID virtual ward to feature in this week’s BMJ:
Acute medicine consultant Andy Walden says: “It gives patients the confidence to go home so they feel much safer, knowing that they’ve got someone they can ring and that someone’s going to ring them.”
Joseph Nunan, ultrasound fellow in the acute medical unit, says: “From our early data, patients with non-severe covid-19 can be safely managed in the community instead of being admitted to hospital. A virtual ward provides a safety net for this cohort of patients.”