Our VRI creates a virtual hospital, without walls, where a patient’s treatment and care can begin and end in their own home with support from our fantastic people every step of the way.
A virtual hospital and virtual services are methods that we use to give hospital standard care to patients closer to, and often in, their own home. Not only can we deliver clinical care safely but patients are often spared the need to travel to, or stay in, hospital.
The Trust already has a number of virtual services. The development and use of virtual and digital alternatives to more traditional methods of caring for patients increased considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were so successful that we intend to expand their use and have created a programme of work to do this, which we call our Virtual Royal Infirmary (or VRI).