Care home residents and patients across Surrey are now able to keep in touch with friends and family, thanks to newly introduced video calling devices installed in care settings. Facebook Portal devices are now available in a number of care homes and hospital care settings, enabling residents to stay in regular contact with loved ones through the touch of a button.
Katherine Church, Joint Chief Digital Officer for Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, talked to BBC Radio Surrey about the opportunity in the county and the benefits to residents and their families.
The interview can be heard through this link (interview begins at 1:17:55).
To read the full news release, visit the Surrey Heartlands website.
More information on the national pilot available here.