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Press Releases from Tunstall (18 total)

Partnership Project aims to Promote Long-Term Health and Improve Social Care

A partnership between Tunstall, Fold Housing Association, Housing 21, DigiTV and the University of Sheffield will deliver an innovative research project to develop a Virtual Extra Care Service (VIRTEx) within local communities. Following successful funding from the Government’s Technology Strategy Board as part of the Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP), the project will address the challenges created by an ageing population and the growing number of people with long-term

Newham and Milton Keynes Receive Prestigious European Awards for Pioneering Use …

The London Borough of Newham and Milton Keynes Council have received prestigious European awards for their pioneering use of telehealthcare solutions to improve the quality of life for older people and those with long-term conditions. Newham and Milton Keynes were two of only seven winners from 469 entrants across Europe to receive the 2008 European e-inclusion award, which were presented at the e-inclusion Ministerial conference in Vienna on 2nd December,

Telecare Expected to Play Key Role in Improving Care Services as part of Nationa …

Telecare is expected to play a key role in the Government’s first ever National Dementia Strategy, and will improve models of care to better support people with dementia, their families and carers. At the 2008 National Improving the Lives of People with Dementia Conference, leading telehealthcare provider Tunstall Healthcare joined leading researchers and charities including Age Concern and the Alzheimer’s Society to demonstrate how telecare is helping to promote well-being, inclusion

Tunstall Launches Latest Telehealthcare Solutions to Support Independence and We …

At this year’s national Telecare and Telehealth Conference, Tunstall is launching its latest telehealthcare solutions, which have been designed to support a more integrated approach to health and social care within the community, promoting independence and well-being. At the conference, Tunstall will demonstrate how its telehealthcare solutions are playing a pivotal role in underpinning the Government’s health and social care policies designed to support independence, health and well-being, providing a combined

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and Tunstall Sign Landmark Par …

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has signed a new partnership agreement with Tunstall for 2009 to deliver ADASS objectives through the accelerated application of telehealthcare technology. The partnership agreement was officially signed at this year's ADASS conference in Liverpool, and will encourage the development and implementation of telehealthcare services across England to directly and positively influence care services by developing personalised care that will promote choice

Tunstall Appoints David Kelly as Managing Director of Scotland and Ireland

Tunstall, the leading provider of telehealthcare solutions, has appointed David Kelly OBE as Managing Director of Scotland and Ireland to promote telehealthcare as an integrated element of health and social care delivery. He will lead Tunstall’s in-country teams in Scotland and Ireland to support customers across each region, and will be working closely with health and social care professionals to develop models of care which use telehealthcare to improve

English Churches Housing Group Announces Major Technology Upgrade to Support Ten …

English Churches Housing Group (ECHG), one of the largest providers of sheltered and supported housing services in the UK, has announced a major upgrade to its infrastructure to make it 21CN compliant, in order to better support the delivery of services to its 6000 sheltered housing tenants. 21CN is BT’s new digital network, which is being rolled out across the whole of the UK and can affect the transmission of tone-based

Swindon PCT Launches Mainstream Telehealth Monitoring Service for COPD Patients

Swindon PCT has mainstreamed its use of telehealth solutions, to provide more timely and preventative care and support for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Telehealth service gives greater independence and improves the quality of life for COPD patients, enabling them to receive enhanced care in their own home and reducing the need for repeat hospital admissions. Swindon PCT is using telehealth monitors from leading telehealthcare specialist Tunstall to

Telehealthcare Can Transform Health & Social Care, Says Leading Panel of Governm …

Telehealthcare has the potential to radically transform health and social care delivery and support the Government’s goal of providing integrated, person-centred care services within the community. This is according to a panel of leading healthcare experts, directors of adult and community services and the Local Government Association. Speaking at the “Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges” conference being held in London on 3 June, leading figures from UK charities, Local Government, Councils and

NHS Trusts Across the Country Win Innovative Technology Award for Telehealth Sol …

80% of all NHS costs and 60% of NHS activity is directly linked to the management of long term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). There is an urgent need to look at alternative models of care that will lessen the burden on primary and acute care providers and ensure NHS resources are used efficiently. Telehealth is crucial to the effective management of

Telecare Provides Choice and Independence for People with Learning Disabilities …

Telecare offers increased choice, independence and quality of life for the UK’s 1.75 million people with learning disabilities, according to leading telecare and telehealth provider Tunstall. The company has updated its Solutions for Independent Living guide to show how telecare provides a new model of care and support, enabling people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, to live full and independent lives. 50% of people with learning disabilities

Sheffield PCT Telehealth Project Wins Prestigious NHS Award

PCT project using solutions from Tunstall cuts hospital admissions by 50% 10 April, 2008 – Sheffield Primary Care Trust (PCT) has won the regional finals of the NHS Health and Social Care Awards in the category for Innovative Information & Communication Technology as a result of its innovative deployment of telehealth to monitor people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sheffield PCT used Genesis monitors from Tunstall to tackle the issue

Tunstall Launches New Guide to Support an Improved Quality of Life for People wi …

Tunstall’s new guide will provide a model of care and support for millions of people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments across the UK 04 February 2008 - Leading telecare and telehealth provider Tunstall, has launched its Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments - Solutions for Independent Living guide to show how telecare is being used to promote independent living for people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. In the UK approximately 23

New Class 1 standard for Telecare Alarms comes into force

From January 1st 2008, all new equipment that receives radio transmissions from telecare devices must comply with new European ‘Class 1’ standards to maintain legality of CE-marking. 04 February 2008 – Leading industry body the Telecare Services Association is helping to promote a new Class 1 standard that came into effect from 1st January 2008. The organisation is informing Telecare and Social Alarm equipment providers that from January 2008, all new

Tunstall’s Telecare Solutions Feature on BBC TV and Radio

TV and Radio programmes demonstrate how Tunstall’s telecare solutions help older people and those with long-term needs to live independently 01 February 2008 – Telecare solutions from Tunstall have been prominently featured on BBC Breakfast television and Radio 4’s flagship consumer affairs programme ‘You & Yours’, demonstrating how the technology is helping older and people with long-term needs to live fuller, more independent lives. The programmes were linked to the You &

Walsall and Hull Launch Mainstream Deployments of Telehealth for People with COP …

Walsall and Hull have announced the launch of large mainstream deployments of telehealth to monitor people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) in their own homes. Both Primary Care Trusts are using Genesis monitors from leading telehealth and telecare specialist Tunstall to ensure best use of healthcare resources, reduce COPD and CHF related hospital admissions, support independent living and deliver an improved quality of life for

Telehealth Specialist Tunstall Teams up with Sheffield PCT to Celebrate World CO …

13 November 2007 – Telehealth and telecare specialist Tunstall is teaming up with Sheffield Primary Care Trust to celebrate World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Awareness Day at a special event at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground. COPD is an umbrella term for conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The event, which takes place on Wednesday 14th November, between 10.30am and 4.30pm, is an opportunity for people to learn about

Pioneering Supported-Living Scheme for People with Autism Launches at the House …

12 November 2007 – The House of Commons has hosted the launch of The Drive – a pioneering supported-living scheme in Waltham Forest - offering adults with autism their own homes and giving them the opportunity to live more independently within the community. Introduced by Iain Duncan Smith - MP for Chingford and Woodford Green - the launch event celebrated the success of The Drive, and gave attendees an overview of