Virtual Ward provides co-ordinated Health and Social Care for patients who are at high risk of emergency admission to hospital – such as those with long term conditions and frail or vulnerable older people.
It is called “Virtual” because people stay in their own homes and “Ward” because it works like a hospital ward, where all the different members of the team meet regularly and work in a co-ordinated way to manage the person’s condition to keep them well and prevent them from being admitted to hospital unnecessarily.
Who is chosen to be part of the Virtual Ward?
If the Virtual Ward team and your GP believe you will benefit from an increase in support for a long term condition(s), or if you have been referred for a specific treatment or care, and if you are over 16 and registered with a South Sefton GP then you may be chosen to be part of the Virtual Ward.
We aim to help keep patients happily independent, reduce the need for urgent hospital admissions and empower patients to feel confident with their own health conditions.
There are 4 Virtual Wards in South Sefton:
Tel: 0151 247 6004 Fax: 0151 922 2890
Tel: 0151 247 6926 Fax: 0151 928 8241
Tel: 0151 247 6342 Fax: 0151 924 0035
Tel: 0151 531 0228 Fax: 0151 531 1186