Giraffe Healthcare reaches a new high in Holyrood awards

An online social enterprise run by GCU physiotherapists has been shortlisted for the Holyrood Digital Health Care Awards.

Giraffe Healthcare, an online physiotherapy and podiatry platform and a UHatch business, was nominated under the ‘collaboration with industry’ category for its work with NHS Lanarkshire podiatrists.

Founded by Professor Lorna Paul and Dr Elaine Coulter, Giraffe Healthcare provides high-quality, personalised healthcare programmes online backed by expert advice and support. They provide the platform to the NHS, charities, hospices and third sector organisations.

Professor Paul said: “For us the nomination is recognition of the work we have been doing working with healthcare providers to continue to provide rehabilitation services during the pandemic.

“This has been challenging with face-to-face appointments suspended and staff often redeployed to COVID-19 services.

“We have been shortlisted specifically for our partnership with the musculoskeletal podiatry team in NHS Lanarkshire, an amazing team, who were looking for digital solutions for their patients.”

Find out more about the awards here.

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