Hos­pi­tal unit to get Tele­health

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

ROCK­ING­HAM Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal’s en­docrinol­ogy unit will now pro­vide a Tele­health ser­vice.

The en­docrinol­ogy unit will be the first to of­fer Tele­health, and it is ex­pected that the Pre-Ad­mis­sion Clinic and the Com­mu­nity Men­tal Health ser­vice will soon fol­low.

Tele­health will give re­gional pa­tients, who oth­er­wise would have to travel for appointments, the abil­ity to con­nect with their physi­cian us­ing dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy.

“Tele­health makes it eas­ier for our re­gional pa­tients to con­nect with their spe­cial­ist, and al­lows for re­duced travel time, timely ac­cess to care and re­duced in­con­ve­nience,” project man­ager Kerri Mar­tyn said.

“This is the first step in our Tele­health jour­ney at Rock­ing­ham Peel Group.

“The next step will be to im­ple­ment across other spe­cial­i­ties like com­mu­nity men­tal health.”

Tele­health co-or­di­na­tor Josh Sacks, project man­ager Kerri Mar­tyn, di­a­betes and en­docrinol­ogy clerks Lau­ren Ben­sted and Traci Corless, clin­i­cal nurse di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor Shar­ron Meakins and Dr Ken Thong.

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