The warning score has been specially created for the COVID-19 Virtual Ward and is based on the highest scoring observation at any one time. It is not cumulative. Therefore, the maximum score is 3.

Highlighted is the Warning Score [WS] column in the Patient Caseload section of the COVID Virtual Ward hub.

Patient entered values are colour coded and graded according to Warning Score [WS] 0-3. They are as follows:

Clear/White Cell – [WS] 0 Green Cell – [WS] 1 Orange Cell – [WS] 2 Red Cell – [WS] 3

The warning score is reflective of the patient’s highest scoring observation. This will trigger a message sent to the patient as follows: