Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has extended the use of its Silverlink patient administration system (PAS) to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in the town.
The trust is running the temporary 500-bed hospital to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and has decided to implement a system which it has used itself for more than 20 years.
Silverlink Software said it making the PAS available free of charge for at least three months support the trust through an unprecedented demand on its services.
In addition, the move is intended to make it easier for management teams to use the system and to allow healthcare professionals from the trust area to access data on patients at the hospital. It will also support the admission of patients from across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Delivered at pace
Tim Quainton, managing director of Silverlink, said: “The Nightingale Hospital is being delivered at pace, so the requirement to have a safe, reliable, trusted and proven system in place immediately to support staff during this time of crisis is absolutely paramount.
“Covid-19 has meant that the NHS is facing an unprecedented logistical, financial and clinical challenge, and we believe that technology needs to be simple to use and easy to deploy with high quality product support to help relieve some of the burden.”
Silverlink is one of the most widely used PAS systems in the NHS, installed at more than 50 hospitals over 13 acute trusts and supports 15 million patients.
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