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Hospital saving 1,900 bed days through virtual ward treatment

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A Norfolk man has said he is "indebted" to a groundbreaking virtual ward allowing patients to recover away from hospital.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital launched the ward earlier this year and has helped more than 250 patients, saving 1,900 hospital bed days.

The ward sees patients monitored virtually, with staff able to keep an eye on vital signs from afar.

Leigh Jones, from North Walsham, was admitted to hospital for seven days in June with pneumonia and sepsis, which could have led to a longer stay as staff needed to monitor his infection markers and left........

© Norwich Evening News

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