Local News for Tuesday 11th September 2018
HOSPITAL TO USE VIDEO-LINK APPOINTMENTS WITH CONSULTANTS
The NHS Western Isles (NHSWI) Patient Centred Care Programme team are delighted with the success of the first video conferencing (VC) haematology patient appointment which took place in the newly established NHS ‘Near Me’ dedicated VC room at Western Isles Hospital recently.
NHS ‘Near Me’ was first pioneered by NHS Highland and is now a collaborative programme between NHS Highland and NHS Western Isles. It uses the very popular and robust ‘Attend Anywhere’ video conferencing system which has a virtual waiting room environment, making it as close to a traditional consultation as possible.
The new NHSWI service has been developed to provide health care as close as possible to patients’ homes by offering appointments with consultants and other specialists via video link.