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Virtual Ward

what we do

Virtual Ward provides co-ordinated Health and Social Care for patients who are at high risk of emergency admission to hospital – such as those with long term conditions and frail or vulnerable older people.

It is called “Virtual” because you stay in your own home and “Ward” because it works like a hospital ward, where all the different members of the team meet regularly and work in a co-ordinated way to support you with your health and well-being needs.

By working together more closely through the Virtual Ward, the team can better manage each patient’s condition to keep them well and prevent them from being admitted to hospital unnecessarily.

The Virtual Ward team

The Virtual Ward is staffed by a team of Health and Social Care Professionals who work closely with GPs. This includes District Nurses, Community Matrons, Medicines Management, Therapists, Health Care Trainer and a Social Worker.

The team will be able to access extra advice and help from a range of services that are appropriate for a patient's care. This may include Heart Failure Nurses, Respiratory Team, Diabetes Team and Dieticians.

Again much like a ward environment patients will be referred if necessary but may not need input from all of these services.

The team will meet fortnightly but communicate regularly to identify any patients who require visits or discuss any changes to the care of patients. Any changes will be discussed with patients and an individualised plan put in place.

find us

There are 4 Virtual Wards in South Sefton:

Bootle

Tel: 0151 247 6004
Fax: 0151 922 2890

Seaforth/Litherland

Tel: 0151 247 6926
Fax: 0151 928 8241

 Dr Goldberg

Dr Choudhary, N

 Dr Misra

Dr Dilworth, A & Partners

Dr Morris & Ptners

Dr Goldberg, D

Dr Pitalia (Orrell Lane)

Dr Fraser / Halstead

Dr Pitalia (Rawson Road)

Litherland PC WI Service

Dr Roberts & Ptners

Dr McElroy, C & Thompson T

Dr Srivastava & Ptners

Dr Sapre, S, (Aintree Road)

Dr Stanley & Partners

Dr Taylor, N

Dr Stephenson, SJ & Ptners, (Bootle Village Surgery)

Dr Vickers & Partners, (Bridge Road Medical Centre)

 

Dr Williams, N & Partners

Crosby

Tel: 0151 247 6342
Fax: 0151 924 0035

Maghull

Tel: 0151 531 0228
Fax: 0151 531 1186

Crosby Village Surgery

Dr Coulter, SW

Crossways SSP Practice   (Dr Sharma)

Dr Sapre / Dr Griffiths (Maghull Family Surgery)

Dr Doran, CL & Partners

Dr Thomas, B & PJ

Hightown Village SSP Practice

Dr Thomson, C & Partners, (High Pastures)

Dr Hughes, MI & Partners

Dr Wray & Partners, (Westway)

Dr Shaw, CR & Partners

 

Thornton SSP Practice

 

Dr Tong, N & Partner

 

Dr Vitty, F & Partners

 

referrals

Who is chosen to be part of the Virtual Ward?

If the Virtual Ward team and your GP believe you will benefit from an increase in support for a long term condition(s), or if you have been referred for a specific treatment or care, and if you are over 16 and registered with a South Sefton GP then you may be chosen to be part of the Virtual Ward.

We aim to help keep patients happily independent, reduce the need for urgent hospital admissions and empower patients to feel confident with their own health conditions.

Page last updated: 20/08/2014 15:04

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