Heart patient Rhys

Patients using technology said they found monitoring their health became a part of their normal daily routine, and they would take their readings more regularly.

Teulu Jones, the Jones Family, is not a real family but based on health and well-being information about people living in our communities at different stages of their life. Hywel Dda UHB use the family lens to test and think about changes to our health and care system and what they could mean for families in our area now, and in the future.

Rhys is one of Hywel Dda UHB’s Teulu Jones family members. He is 52 years old and lives with his wife Sioned, daughter Lianne and grand-son Ben. Rhys is a long distance lorry driver and is away from home a couple of nights a week. He has smoked and is overweight, due to a combination of poor diet and limited physical activity.

Find out how telehealth equipment has been supporting Rhys…

“Monitoring my health from home gives me reassurance. It makes me more aware of how "After my heart scare last year, the specialist nurses arranged for me to use a blood pressure monitor. I feel reassured that any subtle changes will be picked up and supported at the earliest opportunity, giving me peace of mind.

“Using the monitor has also helped me feel more in control of my own health and through video calls, I haven’t had to take time off work to attend hospital appointments."