Stories from the NHS

2021-01-12T11:05:58+00:00

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?

2020-12-21T10:57:25+00:00

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

2020-12-09T10:51:03+00:00

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 Brigitte2020-12-09T10:51:03+00:00

Home care is the future

2020-12-02T10:10:28+00:00

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 future2020-12-02T10:10:28+00:00

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

2020-11-16T11:42:58+00:00

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?2020-11-16T11:42:58+00:00

Winter pressures: How can a stretched thin NHS cope with the extra pressures of COVID-19 this winter?

2020-10-27T09:35:08+00:00

The NHS is hit with winter pressures. This year we have the added pressure of COVID-19. December 2019 was the worst year on record for A&E waiting times “with 2,000 patients waiting 12 hours for a bed”. Hospitals are already at a high capacity and this year is expected to be worse. “When winter comes there is a surge and [...]

Winter pressures: How can a stretched thin NHS cope with the extra pressures of COVID-19 this winter?2020-10-27T09:35:08+00:00

Adapting to the new normal: How has COVID-19 affected social care?

2020-10-19T11:34:56+01:00

Future waves of COVID-19: “As the UK prepares for potential future waves of the virus, The Health Foundation warns that social care must be given equal priority to the NHS, including a great focus on domiciliary care.” (The Health Foundation). Everyone is feeling the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With potential new waves on the horizon, [...]

Adapting to the new normal: How has COVID-19 affected social care?2020-10-19T11:34:56+01:00

Living alone: Can it cause a decline in your physical health?

2020-10-12T12:34:02+01:00

Recent statistics have shown that social Isolation and loneliness is becoming more common amongst the older population in the UK. “Half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without speaking to anyone at all” (Age UK) and “currently 1 in 3 older people in the UK live alone” (The [...]

Living alone: Can it cause a decline in your physical health?2020-10-12T12:34:02+01:00

#DigitalWorkplaceDay: Getting to know the Ethel Care team

2020-10-06T15:28:42+01:00

It’s Digital Workplace day; “Whether your digital transformation started in 2020, or you’ve been at this for a long time, the digital workplace is here to stay”. (Business wire). Companies have had to adapt, innovate and improvise on a daily basis. Ethel Care, based in N.I, expanded their team during COVID-19 creating a virtual team, [...]

#DigitalWorkplaceDay: Getting to know the Ethel Care team2020-10-06T15:28:42+01:00
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