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What is the virtual ward?

The virtual wards (VW) will provide hospital-level care and remote monitoring for patients who would otherwise be in hospital, either by preventing admissions or allowing them to return home sooner to continue their treatment at home (including care homes).  It will deliver high quality care safely for people in the comfort of their own home –which is often where they would rather be.

The innovative approach means support can be offered with remote monitoring using apps, technology platforms, wearables and medical devices. Support may also involve face-to-face personalised care from multi-disciplinary teams based in the community,

We have long established VW services across our acute trust sites, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. This provides an excellent foundation for us to build upon.

Do you want to be part of this exciting and innovative service?

We are excited to announce that we have permanent opportunities available that will support and deliver our expanded VW offer. The roles are advertised on NHS Jobs, if you filter your search to include the key word Virtual Wardand add Bradford/Steeton as a location, this should show all available vacancies.

The roles will be based at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care Trust.  Some roles will provide direct delivery of the Virtual Ward (both face to face and using remote technology) and some will entail working within a community team delivering the Virtual Ward as part of a wider offer.

How do you find out more?

 Come to a stall: Information will be available on stalls during the week 14-18th November at the locations listed below.

Our team will be at the stall on the following dates and times to answers your questions.

  • Tuesday 15 November- 11am-1pm Airedale General Hospital (top landing in Zone C) Keighley, BD20 6TD
  • Thursday 17 November – 11am-1pm Bradford Royal Infirmary (VRI hub, Main corridor beside the hospital concourse) BD9 6RJ

Webinar recording: Click here to view the recording, where our panel of speakers presented our ambitions and the exciting new opportunities available, followed by a Q&A.

Next steps: Closing date for applications is Friday 25 November and interviews will be completed during the weeks of 5 and 12 December.