Tees Valley CCG, Hartlepool & Stockton Health, ELM Alliance, Primary Health Care Darlington, South Tees Hospital FT, North Tees and Hartlepool FT, County Durham and Darlington FT, AHSN, North East and North Cumbria Respiratory Network: Tees Valley Covid Oximetry@Home

The COVID Oximetry @home (CO@h) service delivered by Tees Valley CCG as one of three national pilot sites for the NHS has mobilised rapid adoption of an innovative programme, digitally enabling covid patients at risk of silent hypoxia to self-monitor their condition from home, using a pulse oximeter device and app with continuous monitoring from nursing staff, improving safety, with early intervention for better outcomes.

In addition, a ‘virtual ward’ system enabled hospitalised covid patients to be discharged early to self-monitor from home, with ongoing care and support from respiratory nurses, again improving safety and releasing hospital beds.

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