Cyfres Seminar : Early lessons from a VIrtual PulmonAry Rehabilitation (VIPAR) Service

Cyfres Seminar

Early lessons from a VIrtual PulmonAry Rehabilitation (VIPAR) Service  

Michelle Dunning, Primary care, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dydd Llun Ionawr 21, 2019 1:00—2:00yp

Yst. G17 Adeilad Carwyn James, Campws Penglais, Prifysgol Aberystwyth

Darperir cinio ysgafn, cysylltwch â rural-health@aber.ac.uk I gofrestri

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)  delivers significant health benefits but too many patients are missing out in Wales. The UK COPD Audit Programme (2016) highlighted our Health Board was only referring 31% of eligible

patients to PR. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation service does not exist in Ceredigion; there is a limited service in Pembrokeshire; and the service in Carmarthenshire now has an 8-12 month waiting list due to loss of key staff and increasing demand. By working in partnership with industry the

Pulmonary Rehabilitation  team have developed a hub and spoke model of delivery using video-conferencing to link the hub ( based at GGH) to a spoke site ( based in Tregaron hall) that is addressing the staffing issue; meeting patients’ needs, and upholds the principles of prudent healthcare. The aim is to develop a Community virtual pulmonary rehab (VIPaR) Network, by

increasing to 3 or 4 spokes over time that will simultaneously link into the hub site.

Os hoffech chi fod yn siaradwr yn y gyfres seminar, cysylltwch â:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

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