The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a modern, progressive Trust, with a reputation for clinical excellence and efficiency. Awarded Foundation Trust status in 2005, the hospital provides a wide range of health services to the local area. On a yearly basis, The Accident and Emergency Department deals with around 75,000 patients and there are approximately 55,000 inpatient and 250,000 outpatient attendances.
The Trust needed to improve efficiency whilst maintaining consistently high standards of clinical practice and reduce costs, whilst also increasing patient confidence. Involve have extensive experience in equipping inclusive meeting environments; such as seminar rooms designed for general purpose, teaching rooms, and Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings to name a few. Successful patient outcomes rely on accurate viewing of medical images at a consistently high standard across all departments and consultation rooms within the hospital. Involve have positively impacted upon the ability of staff at Rotherham NHS Trust to make informed decisions which will enhance patient confidence.
After consultation between the Trust’s Project Team and the Involve Healthcare Team, 3 key clinical and operation rooms were chosen to be equipped with a blend of large format NEC 58” HD displays comprising of a 2×2 configured video wall in the MDT room and HD projectors and monitors in the other locations. Cisco video conferencing was deployed across all rooms connecting back to Involve’s N3 hosted service platform with integrated multiparty conferencing capabilities. All systems are controlled by an intuitive control system with simplicity and the users input at its heart, and a range of existing clinical systems were integrated into the design and build enabling 2 way content sharing of data with any external sites.
Janine Birley, Associate Director of Cancer Services at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust explains how the new kit is improving the staff and patient experience at the Trust, “Although the equipment is not used to a clinical diagnostic level, clinicians have experienced excellent clarity of information and the user-operability positively supports our clinical practice.”