Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £115,000 as part of the first round of investments from the £100m Nursing Technology Fund.
The money will be used in the Salisbury Hospice and the Salisbury District Hospital Stroke Unit to improve the technology that enables nursing and clinical staff to access electronic patient records in the community and on hospital wards.
Vivian Ryan, Programme Manager said: “This will improve the level and quality of the information that we collect. It will also increase the efficiency of information sharing with other staff within clinical teams who play in important part in decisions made about a patient’s care and provide greater flexibility for all staff working at ward level.”
The Trust is one of 75 NHS Trusts across the country that will be able to invest in new technology projects that demonstrate real improvements to patient care and safety. NHS Trusts providing hospital, community, mental health and ambulance services were eligible to apply for funding.
Applications had to be led by nurses and demonstrate that funding will be used to buy technology that nurses and midwives can see will lead to improvements in care for patients.
For further information please contact:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 336262 Ext: 4498