WSDAN Progress

A Review of the September WSDAN Roadshow in Bristol

Nick Goodwin

On 10 September 2009, WSDAN hosted its fourth ‘roadshow’ – this time in Bristol, at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. The event, chaired by Jeremy Porteus, opened with an interactive session designed to ask the audience a number of key questions related to the adoption of telecare and telehealth in their organisations. The results reveal the approximate numbers of telehealth and telecare users, the key barriers to roll-out, workload issues, impact on patient care, and the key factors that are likely to affect take-up of assistive technologies.

The event included updates from the WSD programme and the Cornwall WSD pilot and showcased a range of innovations, including:

  • PEACE: Personal Care Environments delivering support for vulnerable people
  • Project VIRTEx: Virtual Extra Care service, exploring the role of television in providing telecare and telehealth
  • ADI100D TVPhone: an ALIP (Assisted Living Innovation Platform) project
  • Assisted Living in 2030: visions of the future.

All of the slides from presentations delivered at the event – including a keynote address by Lee Davis from the Welsh Assembly Government, outlining the progress of telecare developments in Wales – can be downloaded from our past event page.