Improvement Cymru recognised that crucial time savings could be made by care home and domiciliary staff if they could access the online information they need on a daily basis, in one place, either on a mobile phone or computer.
The Care Home Cymru team at Improvement Cymru worked in partnership with Public Health Wales and Welsh Government to identify the information that staff need to access, whilst working with the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales team to build the website resource.
It is available on both an app (English only) and a website (bilingual) to make it easy to access and view, via phone or desktop, in various locations where staff might be during their shift. Links include information on infection control, recognition of deterioration, mental health and wellbeing, COVID-19, training, guidance and useful contacts.
Rosalyn Davies, Programme Lead at Improvement Cymru, said:
“We are delighted to provide support for care home and domiciliary staff with this digital platform. It enables busy staff to access key links and resources to stay up-to-date during this difficult time. We would like to thank Public Health Wales, Welsh Government, the Ecosystem team and partners from health and social care for their contributions and support.”
Helen Northmore, Head of Digital & AI at Life Sciences Hub Wales, said:
“We were keen to work with Improvement Cymru to provide the website resource for Care Home Cymru, as we want www.digitalhealth.wales to be a resource and information store for all people working in digital health and care. Bringing together information, advice and support is a key activity of the Ecosystem and we are excited to see this new range of vital information and resources available online.”
The Resource Platform can be accessed by: