The telemonitoring project is a way of providing health services to people with chronic conditions, helping them stay out of hospital. This is done by working with the patient in their home and with their GP, using electronic monitoring tools.
These tools allow people to perform routine tests and send the data to a healthcare professional in real-time. Some examples of these mobile medical devices are blood pressure monitors for people with a cardiac condition.
Based on the success of the project in the Wollondilly Shire, the model has expanded into other areas of South Western Sydney.
The following video shows a Wollondilly resident currently using the telemonitoring device. The video clearly shows how satisfied this resident is with the program.