Boost for patient safety as Herts trust adopts Bloodhound solution

Published: 24-Jul-2013

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust selects MSoft eSolutions’innovative blood-tracking system

Staff at Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire are enhancing patient safety by introducing innovative blood-tracking systems.

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has selected MSoft eSolutions’ Bloodhound system.

Bloodhound controls access to and from all blood fridges, while a bedside management system allows each barcoded blood unit to be matched with a patient’s barcoded wristband in a matter of seconds.

The systems provide further enhanced security and safety by ensuring that only approved staff are allowed to access blood. The solution provides positive identification of users and patients and indepth auditing of all bloods across each and every stage of the transfusion process – to help get the right blood into the right patient.

Bloodhound will be implemented at Lister Hospital as this is the site that carries out the vast majority of transfusions.

Matt McAlister, managing director of Merseyside-based MSoft eSolutions, said: “This is an extremely busy trust with more than 750 beds across its three sites and it has rightly recognised the importance of harnessing the very best in technology as part of its overall patient care.

“Hospitals need to know that the technology they invest in will provide them with the sophisticated, efficient and, most importantly, secure and safe systems they require.”

The contract was secured through an NHS Supply Chain framework.

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