Craven Virtual Ward

A 7 day community nursing service providing planned and unplanned skilled nursing care for housebound patients, management of long term conditions, palliative and end of life care.  Including a Case Manager (Health and social care co-ordination for individuals with a dominant complex single long term condition with intensive needs, focusing on promotion and retention of independence and prevention of unplanned admission to hospital); and Community Matrons who provide clinical nursing assessment, diagnosis and treatment in addition to case management for patients with multiple long term conditions who are ‘very high intensity users’ of services.