Technology is already revolutionising the delivery of modern healthcare. I have seen this first hand from an AI robot sourcing medicines from a store to fulfil a patient prescription, to electronic health records.
However, choosing the right technology that works for both patients AND staff is key.
Our population is ageing and so ideas like this which free up much-needed beds are crucial. What might come next? Drones to move patients around?!
According to the NHS, about 250,000 hospital bed days in England were taken up in 2018 by people who were well enough to be discharged, but could not find an appropriate care home.