A new IT system is helping staff care for patients at the James Paget University Hospital – thanks to funds raised by a local music festival held in memory of a young woman who died from cancer.
Development of the new ‘dashboard’ system at the Sandra Chapman Centre has been funded by donations from K Fest, which is staged annually in Lowestoft in memory of musician Karen Sturgess.
IT staff Nathan Grimmer and Tara Haines developed the system in-house to link more than 15 computers in the centre to large screen dashboards. The dashboards show the status of every patient, so staff can see real-time updates – and no longer have to rely on hand-written information on whiteboards.
Consultant haematologist Dr Shalal Sadullah said: “The new system means that information about patients is shared more efficiently by our staff, who really appreciate its speed and ease of use.