We provide a virtual ward for patients recovering from COVID-19

Enabling high risk and post-discharge patients to continue their recovery at home, supported by their specialist clinical team.

We provide a virtual ward for patients recovering from COVID-19

Enabling high risk and post-discharge patients to continue their recovery at home, supported by their specialist clinical team.

Reducing length of hospital stay with COVID-19 Virtual Ward

One of the major benefits of using a virtual ward is expediting the rapid discharge of patients to help free up beds. At a time when hospital occupancy rates are climbing and with the usual winter pressures still to come, enabling earlier discharges without compromising patient safety is crucial to the ongoing recovery. 

Our early evaluation study of 65 patients found that the COVID-19 Virtual Ward delivered a significant 40.3% reduction in the average length of hospital stay for COVID-positive patients, from 5.5 to 3.3 days.

Trusted by the NHS

Our COVID-19 Virtual Ward has been deployed effectively by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and University of Hospitals Leicester Trust to help support caseloads, manage admissions and prepare for winter pressures.

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Best COVID-19 Remote Monitoring Solution

We’re proud to announce that CliniTouch Vie was named the ‘Best COVID-19 Remote Monitoring Solution’ at the 2021 Health Tech Digital Awards. 

"By working with Spirit, it has allowed us to ensure all appropriate patients can be discharged from hospital and be supported in their own homes using the virtual ward."
Alex Woodward
Deputy Cardio-Respiratory Lead at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

How our COVID-19 Virtual Ward works

Our virtual ward is designed to enable you to safely manage and monitor patients with COVID-19 at home, supporting earlier discharge back into the community and helping to ease the burden on acute teams. 

Patients can access CliniTouch Vie using any smart device, completing daily question sets, soft signs and vital sign readings to monitor their health. Data is sent automatically and in real-time to their clinical team to review, highlighting signs of deterioration and allowing for more focused intervention. 

We’re able to rapidly deploy our technology, so can have you up and running in as little as one week. Our deployment timeline includes everything from configuration through to set up, training and delivery of equipment – ensuring you have support every step of the way.

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Vital signs

Patients record vital sign readings for key symptoms associated with COVID-19, including pulse rate, oxygen levels and temperature.

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Question sets

Patients answer our bespoke COVID-19 question set, designed to gather qualitative data about a patient’s health, for example: ‘Are you breathing harder/faster than usual when you are resting?’

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Clinical Dashboard

Data is sent in real-time to clinical teams, and our algorithms automatically generate a prioritised list of actions, coded as red, amber or green. 

Want to find out more about how it could work for you? Book a free, no-obligation demo now.

Designed by respiratory experts

At Spirit, we’re proud to be a healthcare company with over 150 years’ collective experience across the NHS. Our COVID-19 pathway has been developed by respiratory experts, including our Clinical Director, Dr Noel O’Kelly. With over 35 years’ clinical experience including as GPwSI in respiratory medicine, our platform is backed by clinical expertise and a real understanding of how healthcare works.

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“The pandemic has highlighted the greatest need for us to work with our patients in novel and innovative ways. This virtual COVID-19 ward is an extension of our current urgent respiratory services to help build capacity and flow through our system. LPT is proud to play its part in emerging solutions for our health economy.”
Sudip Ghosh
Professor Sudip Ghosh
Clinical Director for Research and Specialist Services, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Our latest COVID-19 blogs

Read our latest news and blogs relating to COVID-19 and virtual wards.