A service run by the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has attracted international interest.

On Tuesday, April 4, a group of delegates from Singapore's Ministry for Healthcare Transformation visited the trust's Care Coordination Centre in Stevenage.

The 'Hospital at Home' service was of particular interest, as the delegates learned about how the NHS looks after patients remotely.


The model provides care to patients at home, which would have traditionally been delivered in hospital.

The visitors from Singapore also learned about the service’s remote monitoring system and equipment.

According to the trust, other countries have expressed an interest in visiting Hertfordshire, and leaders from NHS England’s Transformation programme visited the service last month (March 2023).


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Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s chief operating officer, Marion Dunstone, said: “It was wonderful to welcome our international visitors from Singapore who took a keen interest in the way the model has been set-up and the make-up of the team. 

"The service has developed at pace over the past year, and it has been wonderful to share the success and learnings with others.

“We have helped thousands of people to stay independent, avoid hospital-related complications, and even improve their recovery time thanks to being at home.

“The added benefit for the NHS and other health systems around the world is a service model like this also reduces the pressure on acute hospital services.

"It is a very good example of how health and care partnerships can work together for the benefit of our patients – and we continue to look at how we can improve and develop the service going forwards.”

Further information about Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust's 'Hospital at Home' service can be found on the organisation's website www.hct.nhs.uk