Chelsea and Westminster (C&W) Hospital are to pilot environmental sensors in its Intensive Care Units.
The wireless sensors monitor real-time room temperature and carbon monoxide levels in the air, allowing doctors to respond quickly to any changes that could harm patient recovery
The announcement on Wednesday (27 September) of this global first came alongside a new partnership between Drayson Technologies and CW+, the charity for C&W Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
CEO of CW+, Chris Chaney, said: “We are very proud to be implementing digital healthcare innovations at our hospitals to improve patient experience and outcomes and look forward to working in partnership with Drayson Technologies on this groundbreaking programme.”
This pilot is part of the CW+ Critical Care Campaign to expand and redevelop the hospitals ICU which will allow it to treat 700 more critically ill adults and children every year. These sensors will feature across the new facilities.
Medical Director for C&W Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Zoe Penn, said: “Together with our charity, we want to create the best possible environment for healing and being able to monitor the environmental conditions in near real-time will be crucial in achieving this.”
The sensors are due to be piloted within the next few weeks.