"We have to find ways of using technology, which is evolving really quickly, to benefit our patients. It's a no-brainer."
The technology works on a both touchscreens and electronic white boards and these will be installed on each ward for use by clinical staff.
Using colour coding and a locally designed user interface, the screens show whether patients are male or female, where they are with regard to their care pathway, when they are ready for discharge and which medical staff they need to be seen by, such as a diabetic nurse or a physiotherapist.
The system also helps both clinical staff and administrators to more quickly identify which beds are available in the hospitals and where they are located, enabling patients to be moved to the correct bed on the correct ward as soon as possible. The system can also be used to manage bed cleaning, reminders for repetitive treatments e.g. catheter changes, as well as tracking the preparation of medicines etc.
The Chief Executive went on to say: "This is about trying to get the patients to the right place first time, with minimum patient movement."