Darwen Tower
Darwen Tower overlooking Blakcburn and Darwen

Telehealth in Blackburn and DarwenTwo hundred people in Blackburn with Darwen could soon receive new Telehealth Units to help them stay at home longer. Blackburn with Darwen Council and NHS Blackburn with Darwen have invested £500,000 on technology which will promote self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Failure.

Telehealth units will be tailored to the patients needs, for example, a sensor can be put in an oven to alert a central unit if an appliance has been left on for too long, or someone who forgets to  take medication can be reminded by an alarm linked to medical staff.

To read the rest of the article click here which is a link through to the Lancashire Telegraph.

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