We've done it. Nervecentre is now up and running right across all scheduled wards at the Trust. All complete in just over a year.
The ‘go live’ process involved 30 separate roll-outs (including all adult wards, two paediatric wards, angio, both CDUs and both endoscopy units) and very quickly staff were logged in and using the system to record the observations on their patients.
The team would really like to thank the staff across CHFT for their enthusiasm in embedding Nervecentre into their everyday work. Patients’ observations are now being completed in a more timely way in line with Trust policy, deterioration is now more visible and can be escalated to senior clinicians via the automated alerts.
Project manager, Ruth Lush, said: "The Project team has had a number of changing faces over that time, but every individual has kept the safe care of our patients front and centre in everything we have done.
"We would like to thank all the wards we have worked with for their hard work and perseverance in helping us to roll out this system across the Trust."
The Nervecentre system has brought a large number of quality and safety benefits to our patients and the roll out of hand-held mobile devices has ensured clinical staff receive up to date information about the condition of their patients wherever they are on either hospital site.
The team are now working to ensure everything is in place to make the system as sustainable as possible, and ensuring optimisation and best practice is of a high standard across all areas.
The next thing to come from Nervecentre will be Hospital @ Night Task Management, there will be more about this soon so keep your eyes peeled for more details!
Heather McClelland - far left on photo - was hugely involved in the rollout and we wish her well in her new post at Leeds.