NEW trolleys are providing one stop shops for Sepsis treatment in Cardiff.
The new units are a first for Wales and will allow staff to react more quickly when treating septicaemia – a potentially fatal and hard to detect infection.
The trolleys will be fitted with quick release brackets and equipped with all that is needed to quickly treat sepsis.
Dr Paul Morgan, the Sepsis Lead for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, said: “These trolleys enable staff working on wards to access all they need to treat cases of sepsis as quickly as possible and thereby save lives.”
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The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital was developed as the result of 10 years, work by clinical teams and endorsed by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England – National Medical Director, who is calling for larger specialist emergency centres with consistent levels of senior staffing in order to maximise chances of survival and a good recovery for patients. Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is in line with the national vision for the future of urgent and emergency care in England.
Offering Emergency Care Consultants on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Hospital is part of Northumbria Healthcare’s £200 million investment to improve healthcare for people across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
Developments by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led to a requirement for the University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street (formerly the Heart Hospital) to be refurbished, with the relocation of Urology services from University College Hospital at Euston Road to the Westmoreland Street site and cardiac services moving to St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Thoracic surgery continues to be provided at the site, but moved out temporarily during the refurbishment.
These service transfers were part of a wider initiative that will see University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust designated as a specialist hub for haematology-oncology, head and neck, oesophago-gastric, bladder and prostate cancers.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde opted to install an automated delivery & collection system into the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. The system is used to transport a variety of equipment and goods, ranging from clean and dirty laundry, medication, catering through to the transportation of sterile instruments.
The system uses automated guided vehicles (AGV’s) from automotive specialists Swisslog with a number of trolleys supplied by different manufactures which are transported throughout the hospital using subterranean tunnels, dedicated lifts and non-public corridors.
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a population of more than 450,000 in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. With approximately 3,200 staff, they provide acute services including cardiology, maternity, stroke and emergency, with more than 100,000 A&E
attendances every year.
As part of their major refurbishment programme for Wexham Park Hospital, the trust initially contacted Bristol Maid requesting quotes for a range of cabinets. After further discussion with Wendy McClean (Project Coordinator for the trust), she revealed the full scale of the huge refurbishment planned throughout the hospital.
With a steep increase in obesity rates throughout the region, NHS Grampian decided to increase their range of bariatric equipment. Following a review of current supply arrangements (leasing), the trust carried out costing exercises and realised this was an inefficient and expensive way to provide solutions catering for their bariatric patient care.
Opened in 2005, the University College Hospital has state of the art facilities using cutting
edge technology. Services at the hospital include accident & emergency, a hyper-acute stroke unit, cancer care, critical care, endocrinology, general surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, general medicine, general neurology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, paediatric & adolescents, and urology.
As part of the trust’s refurbishment, standardisation and efficiency improvement programme, Bristol Maid were invited to discuss a solution for a new bedside cabinet that could be rolled out throughout the hospital and across the trust. Approval from a number of departments including The Director of Procurement, Infection Control, Director of Nursing and a number of Matrons proved to be a lengthy but important process ensuring the right equipment was chosen based on the following criteria – clean ability, cost, safety and security.
North Middlesex University Hospital is one of London’s busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living in Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding area.
Every day, on average, the hospital see 500 patients in A&E, deliver 15 babies in the maternity unit, care for 450 in-patients on the wards, carry out 50 operations in theatres and about 800 people attend outpatients clinics.
The hospital provide a full range of adult, elderly and children’s services across medical and surgical disciplines. Their specialist services include stroke, HIV/AIDS, cardiology, haematology, diabetes, sleep studies, fertility and orthopaedics. The sickle cell and thalassaemia department is nationally recognised as a leading centre for these diseases.
Bristol Maid and Abloy® CLIQ™ Remote make Medicines Management more effective at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Long established supplier of medical furniture & equipment Bristol Maid working with security expert Abloy UK have supplied high security CLIQ™ Remote cylinders and keys to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to upgrade the security of Drug Cabinets, resulting in significant cost, time and efficicncy savings.
Like many hospitals across the UK, Scunthorpe General Hospital uses a traditional mechanical lock system to control its drug cabinets. Most wards will have several cupboards and fridges with a different key for each and the ward manager/nurse in charge will have possession of these for the duration of their shift.
Dorset County Hospital was established in 1991 to bring services for acutely ill patients onto one site. Today it is the main provider of acute services to around 210,000 people in Dorset along with renal services to around 850,000 throughout Dorset and South Somerset.
The hospital has approximately 400 beds, seven main and two day theatres offering a full range of services including A&E along with links to satellite units in five community hospitals.
Faced with increased costs for the repair and replacement of medical devices fitted to infusion stands, Frank Williams, Chief Medical Engineering Technician carried out an audit (40 days) which identified that 25% of damaged bear huggers/patient warmers/high flow irrigation warmers and syringe drivers were as a result of devices being fitted to the wrong type of stands.