A virtual ward is a safe and efficient alternative to NHS bedded care that is enabled by technology.

Virtual wards support patients who would otherwise be in hospital to receive the acute care, monitoring and treatment they need in their own home. This includes either preventing avoidable admissions into hospital or supporting early discharge out of hospital.



We will be seeking more people to come and join the rapidly developing Northumbria Virtual Ward team - an exciting opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful counties in England and be at the cutting edge of delivering acute care to patients in their own home.

The community virtual ward team will provide care to patients in their own home who would otherwise have stayed in hospital.

Consultants will retain clinical oversight for their patients on the virtual ward to support the team across each specialist areas including respiratory, frailty, heart failure and surgery.

Complementing and using our existing community therapy and nursing teams, our virtual ward team will provide intensive treatment, care and monitoring to patients requiring:

  • IV therapies
  • Oxygen and nebuliser titration
  • Fluid offloading
  • Post-operative management

Links to recruitment ads for the various roles will be posted below as they go live:

Working in the heart of the community