17 March 2023
Finalists in ITEC Awards 2023
Delta Wellbeing has been shortlisted in the ITEC Awards 2023 in the Transformation category and the Partnerships in TEC category with Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Organised by TSA, the industry and advisory body for technology enabled care (TEC) in the UK, the awards celebrate the positive impact TEC services have on the lives of millions of people in the UK.
The Transformation award is for Delta’s CONNECT project, which is transforming the way social care is being delivered across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, helping people remain independent for longer at home and reducing demand on long-term or acute care.
The service includes bespoke TEC equipment, wellbeing assessment, pro-active wellbeing calls, access to the 24/7 response team and pro-active support pathways, all of which, support residents to maintain independence and remain safe at home.
Since it was launched in January 2020, it has adapted and evolved quickly, and as a result of the COVID pandemic, has created new opportunities to transform services, delivering positive outcomes for residents and growing the partnership.
In particular, it has led to the introduction of the Blue Army, a team of hospital-based staff that support safe discharges of patients and prevent hospital admissions through the provision of TEC and community-based services. Delta’s rapid response team support patients to return home from hospital by providing care support for a short period of time until reablement or long-term providers can be found.
This ensures patients can be discharged at the earliest opportunity by providing essential support to prevent avoidable hospital admissions, free up hospital bed capacity, release valuable staff time, maintain patient flow and avoid medically fit patients remaining in hospital for longer.
The team also provides an emergency response or bridging service to families whilst they await further assessments, increases in care provision, or just need additional short-term social care support.
The partnership in TEC award is for Delta Wellbeing’s telehealth trial with Hywel Dda University Health Board which was launched to support patients across the region to monitor cardiac, lung function, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remotely from their own homes using a range of health equipment paired to a mobile phone app.
It was expanded further to include orthopaedic patients to support and optimise their health and wellbeing whilst they were awaiting surgery which has resulted in fewer cancelled operations, a reduction in hospital length of stay at the point of the procedure, and overall improved patients’ general health and wellbeing.
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner as part of the ITEC conference taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on March 27.
More information on the ITEC Awards.