A LOCAL physiotherapy team has been honoured at a national ceremony for its ground-breaking use of technology to deliver health services.
The East and Midlothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team has picked up the Improving Quality accolade at the Advancing Healthcare Awards.
The team – part of East and Midlothian Community Health Partnership – delivers pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
By using video conferencing, the team is able to run simultaneous classes in two locations at one time.
Specialist physiotherapist Amanda Stears said: “We have been delivering our pulmonary rehabilitation solely through digital means for the past two years and the results have been great.”
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