Ward Management | November 2015 | Public Sector
Specialising in Neurosciences, Transplants and Orthopaedics, North Bristol NHS Trust is at the forefront of medical knowledge with it’s pioneering treatments and advances in care. Committed to delivering excellence in healthcare across the South West region, it is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK.
One of the main issues that staff were experiencing was the organisation of available beds and the transferring of patients to other wards, and they sought for a more sophisticated and unified system that aided this process.
Tendering the solution that was defined by the Trust; 55” interactive screens with a keyboard and mouse, TEN Audio Visual rose to the challenge to meet North Bristol’s requirements. Key stipulations for the Trust were;
• Resolution of the large screen;
• Viewing angle when mounted on the walls;
• Resilience as the screens were being fitted on corridor walls;
• Ability to clean and disinfect the solution using their standard cleaning chemicals.
Sealed within a metal case, we supplied 55” Iiyama screens partnered with medical keyboards with a built-in touch pad. Both of these items fitted the Trust’s specification as each can be chemically disinfected without risk of damaging the products over time. To mount the keyboard, we also designed an articulated arm which allowed the keyboard to be stored flat against the wall or pulled out for use.
This collaborative feature allows hospital staff to effortlessly relocate patients to other wards and manage the capacity of their own ward; thus improving patient’s experiences during their admittance and aiding staff on a daily basis to improve efficiency in ward management. With the additional ability to transfer a patient’s medical records securely at the same time as relocate them to another ward, the initiative saves time and eliminates any double-booking errors. Successfully meeting the Trust’s criteria, our contemporary and resilient solution benefits it’s staff and patients on a daily basis, allowing the patient journey to be conducted electronically and effortlessly.