The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Healthier at Home

Welcome to ‘Healthier at Home’ A Virtual Ward providing expert home-based care which utilises video technology to offer your child the care they need at home, instead of in hospital.

 This service is provided from the CAT Unit, where we care for children with a wide range of medical conditions. There are circumstances where children may benefit from further observation, but this can be done remotely in their own home environment via video consultations. By providing care at home, the medical team can support parents caring for their child in their own, familiar environment. Families have the reassurance that a trained medical professional is continuing to assess their child and is available for help and advice. The team are always still here if families feel they need to see us in person and are welcome to reattend the unit at any time within a 24 hr time period.

Please note that this service is only available for children who have been physically assessed by a paediatrician. Primary care are not able to directly refer to this service.

The Healthier at Home service is run by the general paediatric team. There is a lead consultant and advanced practitioner who oversee the development of the service. The day to day running of the service is provided by the doctors and nursing staff on the CAT unit, who will physically assess your child on the unit.

Information for patients, parents and carers

Information for healthcare professionals