Like many other Trusts across the
country, going forward CDDFT is looking at different ways to
deliver services and care for our local communities as a response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This includes using technology to support
virtual consultations and patient appointments.
Video calling is as convenient as a
phone call, with the added value of face-to- face communication. It
can save both the patient and the clinician time and money, and
brings care closer to home.
Instead of travelling to an
appointment, patients will enter a clinic's online waiting area and
will be 'virtually' greeted by a Receptionist who will check their
details and refer them on to the appropriate clinical waiting
There is no need for patients to
create an account and no information entered is
CDDFT will go live with our first
clinic this week and is working on launching the platform for a
number of other specialties in the coming weeks.
1st May 2020
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital