Nobody enjoys going to hospital or regular visits to their doctor so we want to maximise opportunities to deliver care in a homely setting where appropriate.
Lengthy hospital stays don’t benefit the patient, their families or the state. They can be stressful experiences and often inconvenient, especially for people in remote locations such as the Highlands and Islands. Promising innovations in digital health offer us new opportunities to expand our options for care outside of a hospital setting.
There is therefore a need to ensure that our communities and homes have the infrastructure and tools to allow people to be cared for safely outside of the formal care pathways. At DHI, we are developing specific innovations that allow for the best care to be delivered in the home - efficiently and cost-effectively.