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Installing a flagship critical care centre in six weeks

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

The Grange University Hospital is a brand-new hospital opened by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in November 2020. With 560 beds (including trollies and cots) and a host of specialist services, the hospital functions as a centre of excellence and features a 24-hour Acute Assessment Unit, Emergency Department and Helicopter Pad. It provides a 24/7 Emergency Service for patients that need specialist and critical care.

After 13 years of planning and three years of construction, The Grange University Hospital had to open a whole 12 months ahead of schedule due to COVID-19 pressures. The new timescales meant that all monitoring solutions had to be installed in just six weeks.

Challenges

 

A future-proof system

Using Mindray’s M-Connect IT solution for total connectivity, The Grange University Hospital has the capacity to link its medical devices to its ASCOM Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and clinical informatics systems. It will be the first to trial the system in Wales and if successful, will see the ASCOM integration rolled out to other sites. The integration is scheduled for mid-2021 and will enable the hospital to go fully paperless, saving time and money spent on manual processes across the entire hospital.

Paperless working can be achieved through the EPR integration provided by M-Connect’s eGateway solution. eGateway acts as a bi-directional communication bridge between Mindray medical devices and hospital informatics systems. The hospital’s future plans for Big Data collection and research are also made possible through M-Connect’s CMS server with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) interface.

I’ve worked at hospitals around the world and seen the confusion a connected system of disparate parts can create; but it is a breath of fresh air to have a connected system delivered by one supplier, with the same standards, leads and monitors all working together.”

Dr David Hepburn, Consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia at The Grange University Hospital

The solution

 

Outcomes

 

“From sales and project management, to clinical and technical, Mindray has helped us deliver our promise of a cutting-edge health centre, despite a global pandemic and unprecedented timescales.”

Lucie Cornish, former project clinician at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Conclusion

Despite challenging timescales and the size of the project, Mindray’s products and services have helped Wales’ very first super critical care centre open 12 months ahead of schedule. From the precision bedside parameters to the total connectivity solutions, Mindray’s patient monitoring portfolio will play a key role in The Grange’s cutting-edge medical research and future paperless target, while our service team will continue to ensure the efficiency of the hospital’s systems for many years to come. Mindray is proud to be a part of such a flagship project for Wales and looks forward to supporting The Grange to achieve all its healthcare goals.

 

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Published September 28, 2021