NHS staff are essential for compassionate care but we can use technology to make care safer, with staff better informed about a patient and families more confident that their loved ones are still cared for when staff can’t be there – like at night.
We’re trialling a Digital Care Assistant (DCA) which uses an optical sensor to support staff when monitoring patients in bedrooms.
It means staff can take contact-free vital sign checks without entering the room, whilst a person is asleep. It also provides real time alerts to potential harm, like someone falling.
We’re really pleased to be working with Oxehealth, who created and developed the DCA. Oxehealth are an Oxford University established company that partners with the NHS to improve inpatient care.
Find where and how it's being trialled below: