West Kent hospitals install blood-tracking system

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust selects MSoft eSolutions’ Bloodhound system

Hospitals in West Kent are enhancing patient safety by introducing blood-tracking systems.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has selected MSoft eSolutions’ Bloodhound solution to control access to and from all blood fridges. A bedside management system also allows each barcoded blood unit to be matched with the patient’s barcoded wristband in a matter of seconds.

The systems provide further enhanced security and safety by ensuring that only approved staff are allowed to access blood. The firm’s blood-tracking solution provides positive identification of users and patients and indepth auditing of all bloods across each and every stage of the transfusion process, to help get the right blood into the right patient.

Bloodhound will be implemented at Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Matt McAlister, managing director of Merseyside-based MSoft eSolutions, said: “Hospitals need to know that the technology they invest in will provide them with the sophisticated, efficient and, most importantly, secure and safe systems they require.”

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