Based in the London Borough of Hackney, Homerton University Hospital provides general health services across the community with staff working out of 75 different sites.
The hospital has over 500 beds spread across 11 wards, a 9-bed intensive care unit, as well as maternity, paediatric and neonatal wards. The Trust employs over 3,500 staff and is recognised as an innovator in embracing methods and systems that promise better and safer patient care.
Ensuring the location of medical equipment is captured and recorded on a frequent basis across an expansive enterprise such as Homerton’s, is of great importance.
The tools available to undertake equipment audits within the Trust were limited, as a result, information was lacking about device availability and the proportion that were lost, stolen or had been transferred to other locations outside the hospital.
The challenge they faced was to find a solution that would enable the Trust to efficiently manage medical equipment, across all of the hospitals various sites. Improving device utilization levels was a key focus alongside minimising the need to purchase new devices, and reducing the amount of time clinical and engineering staff spend looking for equipment.
Find out how they did it.
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