Secondary Care

Doccla raises £2.4million

Doccla, a health tech start-up, specialising in virtual ward technology has raised £2.4million from an oversubscribed seed round, led by Giant Ventures.

The Swedish company supports Northampton General Hospital with its virtual ward technology, and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust who recently expanded its virtual wards service to support heart failure and pneumonia patients.

Doccla said the investment will be used to ‘supercharge’ its strategy and accelerate growth, with an aim to become a core part of modern healthcare.

Using remote medical monitoring tools and Internet of Things technology, the company supports patients from home, and cites thousands of bed days saved, and a 29 per cent reduction in emergency admissions and a 20 per cent reduction in A&E attendance.

The startup plans to use the funds to expand into new markets across Europe and invest in its technology, including predictive analytics tools, integrations with medical wearables and journal record systems, and staff rota systems.

Dag Larsson, CEO and co-founder of Doccla, commented: “Our end-to-end virtual ward services are extremely easy for the care provider to take on and extremely hard for them to ignore. The NHS now faces a challenging winter season and we’re evolving our technology to support care providers – giving them the extra clinical capacity and making it easy for hospitals to open up virtual wards.”

The company has also recently been named as a finalist in the Health Tech Awards 2021, for its works with Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton and Cambridge. Recently, NHSX also selected Doccla for its NHSX dynamic purchasing framework and the med-tech startup then won a contract to provide remote patient monitoring for Cambridge Community NHS Trust.