The Royal Surrey County Hospital is preparing to open its first virtual ward.
From this summer 15 patients will receive treatment at home using apps and wearable technology, as an alternative to a stay in hospital.
The ward will be overseen by a consultant, working with therapists, nursing staff and pharmacists.
The hospital, in Guildford, plans to extend the ward to 52 patients by April 2024.
Health providers across England have been asked to deliver virtual wards at a rate of 40 to 50 beds per 100,000 people by December 2023.
It is hoped they will free up beds more q