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Hospital goes digital

A successful pilot scheme means all medical wards at Noble's Hospital are now equipped with improved digital technology.

All the wards at Noble's Hospital now have a digital monitoring and observation system to help deliver better care with a range of safety benefits. 

Patientrack is a system allowing nursing staff to replace the paper observation sheets with hand-held devices.

It records the regular  observations such as breathing, pulse, blood pressure and temperature - which are used to indicate the patient's status.

The score can show if a person is stable, improving or worsening. 

The technology could help reduce cardiac arrests and reduce the risk of out of hour's admissions. 

It's all part of the Government's Digital Strategy - the next steps are the introduction of the system across all surgical wards, emergency departments and women and children's wards. 

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