Kettering General Hospital staff win national award for use of new technology

Kettering General Hospital has won a national innovation award for the way it uses modern technology to improve the working lives of staff
Kettering General Hospital has won a national innovation award for the way it uses modern technology to improve the working lives of staff

A new system introduced to free-up time taken form filling by nursing staff at Kettering General Hospital has won a top, national prize.

Kettering General Hospital won a national innovation award for the way it uses modern technology to improve the working lives of staff.

The hospital won first place in the Allocate Award 2015 in the ‘Improving Working Lives through Technology’ category.

KGH Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) and Nurse/Midwife Sensitive Indicators (NSIs) and Dashboards were entered into the national awards run by one of the largest software providers in the NHS.

The QAF and NSIs and Dashboards statistics gathered by staff of clinical and patient safety measures and inputted into the specially designed software, creating a picture of how well the hospital performs.

Having an automated monitoring system saves many hours of staff time and enables results to be easily seen including at the entrance to wards.

Corporate information, compliance and projects manager, Linda Cottenham, said: “As a result of using technology staff have more time to manage their teams, engage with patients, review ward activity and patient care, moreover staff morale has improved.”

KGH Director of Nursing and Quality, Leanne Hackshall, said: “We are delighted that we have again been recognised for this innovative work and have won a national award.