About COVID Oximetry@Home
Developed as a pilot scheme during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our COVID-19 Oximetry@Home service was designed to help people with COVID-19 in the community, reducing hospital admissions and supporting Primary Care.
The service operated by providing equipment - a pulse oximeter and thermometer - to patients, who took their own readings at home. Those readings were monitored seven days a week by our incredible nurses, who were on hand to offer advice and support as well as to escalate cases through dedicated pathways where necessary.
Since opening in July 2020, we've seen over 2,400 patients.
Our COVID Oximetry@Home service was awarded Primary Care Initiative of the Year award at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021.
Our COVID Oximetry@Home service was a runner-up in the Digital Health category at the Burdett Nursing Awards 2023.
This service is operated in partnership with:
NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group
Primary Health Care Darlington
South Tees Hospital NHS Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust FT
Academic Health Science Network
North East and North Cumbria Respiratory Network