What is your care strategy in a digital world?


Faster Horses Henry ford once said, “If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”. He then made motorcars for the mass market. You may also have heard about Bertha Benz’s 1886 horseless carriage trip to visit her mother (and scaring the life out of nearby villagers). Not more horses or [...]

What is your care strategy in a digital world?2022-03-01T11:04:34+00:00

Code Red for Humanity: What role does social care and the NHS play?


One of the main talking points at the COP26 is that bold new climate commitments are required. Global emissions could exceed the internationally agreed 1.5 degrees of global warming stated in the Paris Agreement. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the IPCC Working Group 1 Report was “a code red for humanity”. To prevent this, [...]

Code Red for Humanity: What role does social care and the NHS play?2021-11-02T14:53:06+00:00

Loneliness in the Older Population


The UK’s age structure is changing. By 2050 it is projected 1 in 4 people will be over 65 . Our ageing population is struggling with loneliness, with half a million older people going 5 or 6 days without speaking to anyone at all. There are 1.4 million chronically lonely older people in England which [...]

Loneliness in the Older Population2021-06-16T10:23:43+01:00

A Year On – Reflecting on 365 Days in the Pandemic


It has been a year since Boris Johnson addressed the UK. Since then, there have been 2.72 million deaths worldwide. Last week we have had Marie Curie's Day of Reflection where we remembered the lives lost to Coronavirus. We constantly talk about what the 'new normal' is going to look like, but the new normal [...]

A Year On – Reflecting on 365 Days in the Pandemic2021-03-31T09:28:30+01:00

Stories from the NHS


The Coronavirus pandemic affected the whole world last year and with new lockdowns starting 2021 off. Getting back to normal is looking further away. However, ‘the new normal’ has brought many people closer together, seen more people enjoying spending time outside and shown how resilient we are. The sense of community shone through last year, [...]

Stories from the NHS2021-01-12T11:05:58+00:00

Hospital Discharge: Can Technology Enabled Care help?


Delays in discharge:   Delays in hospital discharge leave people feeling stranded. If you are fit and healthy, you should be able to leave the hospital quickly and safely. Caroline Abrahams, Age UK said "Being forced to stay in hospital when you are medically fit to leave is utterly soul-destroying, undermines your chances of making a [...]

Hospital Discharge: Can Technology Enabled Care help?2020-12-21T10:57:25+00:00

Interview with Brigitte


Ethel Care interviewed one of our customers, Brigitte, who lives in Northern Ireland and her 94 year old mother lives in France. Brigitte talks about how Ethel has helped them feel connected even though they have hundreds of miles between them. Her mother joins the interview and explains, in French, why she loves Ethel.

Interview with Brigitte2022-02-24T11:34:15+00:00

Home care is the future


COVID-19 has made the healthcare system slowly adapt to new digital technologies enabling remote care. However, there are still strides to be made in reforming adult social care. ADASS and the TSA are making recommendations to the government, health, care and housing sectors about the role of digital technology in a reformed adult social care [...]

Home care is the future2022-02-24T11:34:26+00:00

The History of Ethel


We interviewed our CEO, Deepak Samson, about the history of Ethel. What was the inspiration behind the Ethel Smart Hub, what challenges were faced and where he sees Ethel in the future. Who is Ethel? Ethel is a lovely 98 year old lady who lives in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. I met Ethel in the [...]

The History of Ethel2022-02-24T11:34:34+00:00

As Winter Pressures Become Year-Round Can Technology Improve Resilience?


Our CEO Deepak discusses whether technology enabled care can help improve resilience as winter pressures have become a year-round problem. Even before pandemic hit, most of us were aware of the NHS winter pressures from news stories (surprise, surprise, it happens every year!!). It’s usually made in reference to the period when temperatures drop, the [...]

As Winter Pressures Become Year-Round Can Technology Improve Resilience?2022-02-24T11:43:56+00:00
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