Tips to get the most out of Telehealth

  • The elderly or less “tech-savvy” patients, may need relatives or friends to lend them equipment (smart phones, tablets, web cams etc).

  • We can use the telephone but video telehealth means the doctors can examine patients as well as speak to them – this is preferable in providing the best care.

  • Families should try to pool together medical equipment such as thermometers, blood pressure machines and oxygen saturation probes – if available.

  • Social distancing is very important in this time, and this particularly means keeping sick people away from well people – even in the same house- so while we want you to help each other access telehealth it is not worth putting people at risk – we can use simple telephone if this is the only option.