A fully-integrated electronic theatre management system has gone live at Weston General Hospital. The hospital rolled out Bluespier Theatres across its six operating theatres, replacing their previous system, Opera.
The success at the Trust is the culmination of a programme of work to align processes and systems across hospital sites after Weston Area Health NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol merged to create University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) last year.
With a seamless integration with the Trust’s electronic patient record (EPR) system CareFlow from System C, elective and emergency theatre bookings can be easily scheduled and managed and the wider theatre record can be accessed directly from within CareFlow, allowing for end-to-end management of the theatre journey.
Electronic patient tracking will enable the Trust to better monitor, manage and improve their utilisation and theatre efficiency through easily accessible data and reports.
Mike Ledbury, UHBW’s Digital Convergence Programme Director, said: “The project implementation was seamless, on time and to budget and benefitted from a good, flexible working relationship between the Trust, Bluespier and System C. Bluespier has great benefits, is well used at our Bristol sites and fits with the strategic objectives of the Trust – we look forward to using it extensively going forward to help us ultimately improve theatre care for patients.
Stuart van Rooyen, Managing Director at Bluespier, said: “This has been an excellently executed project thanks to the talent and diligence of the Trust staff, Bluespier and System C representatives. We understand the pressures that hospitals are under, particularly after a Trust merger, and are very proud that our solutions play a part in improving efficiency and patient care.”