Delivering hand therapy via Telehealth has been a refreshing new “norm” for us and our patients during the lockdown period. Despite the many ceilings, internet crashes and “can you please close the curtain behind you” prompts, it has brought with it many new positives:
Some negatives though:
We do see Telehealth fitting into our service in the future, the convenience for patients is great cutting down on both time and travel costs, our experience has shown that there is easy access for the majority of patients. It is a good tool for patients who are unwell, or who are in our vulnerable population, and as an option for ongoing treatment if patients live or work remotely.
Telehealth and its application in reality has been a tool to keep us connected to our patients – and isn’t that what life is all about?