Helping People Stay Connected Thanks to Digital Technology

Posted by Cate Thompson on 18th January 2021

Care homes across Dumfries and Galloway have received dozens of devices to help keep residents connected with loved ones.

The iPads have been given thanks to NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s IT Department in collaboration with the mPower Project to help ensure that residents in Care Homes have access to the widest range of Health Care services during this year’s pandemic.

It means that staff and patients can easily access digital health services including NHS Near Me and attend virtual appointments.

Susan McKie, mPower Implementation Lead, said: “These iPads have provided a gateway for so many residents to have safe, secure consultations where their loved ones can join them and allow staff to quickly access digital NHS services and information.

“Technology has huge potential to improve the lives of care home residents, from helping them stay close to their own families to fixing an online consultation with their GP.

“This is just one example of how staff across social care settings are embracing new ways of working including increasing digital solutions to help them support those in their care.”

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