The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London, UK, has opted for Stanley Healthcare Solutions’ patient security technology for the protection of newborn patients and children.
The hospital is utilising applications such as the Hugs infant protection system with Kisses mother/infant matching, and the company’s Passport patient protection system, all of which are part of Stanley Healthcare’s patient security platform.
The Portland Hospital operations manager Alexandra Newton said deployment was rapid and straightforward and included educational support to ensure successful integration into the hospital’s daily workflow.
"With these patient security solutions in place, we are advancing our commitment to clinical excellence," Newton added.
The applications share a common device and communication network and are deployed across all nine floors of The Portland Hospital.
The Hugs and Passport solutions have been integrated with other security systems such as access control equipment, elevators and video surveillance systems.
The Hugs solution is designed to protect infants from the possible threat of kidnap, while the Kisses application provides an electronic means to match infants with their mothers.
The Passport application, which features a tamper-resistant tag with a cut-resistant band, is designed in such a way that enables tag removal for medical procedures and reattachment with the same band. Patient census can be managed with the help of a customisable whiteboard, according to Stanley Healthcare.
The hospital is planning to implement Stanley Healthcare’s technology platforms at a new Day Case area presently under construction.
Stanley Healthcare Solutions European sales vice president Eric Devineau said, "Our goal is to enable healthcare organisations worldwide to transform safety, security and operational efficiency – the Hugs, Kisses and Passport solutions deliver proven performance to help hospitals protect their most vulnerable patients."
Image: Stanley Healthcare’s infant and child security solutions will serve The Portland Hospital’s patients. Photo: Charles Grieve.