This programme aims to implement Scan4Safety across all WYAAT trusts, building on the success of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals demonstrator site.

Scan4Safety will improve patient safety whilst reducing the cost of care. The programme aims to use technology to make sure the right patient receives the right care or product in the right place at the right time.

Scan4Safety’s technology is similar to supermarket barcode scanners; scanning and recording the patient wristband, as well as products and medicines used to administer care. In doing this, each patient and product is given a digital paper trail, which can be checked and tracked to improve care, safety and save money. Patient details can also be captured using this technology, reducing the admin burden on staff on the wards and allowing more time for direct patients care.

In 2017/18, each hospital completed a baseline assessment against the Scan4Safety standards which was used to inform a bid for capital funding, and in April 2018 WYAAT was allocated £15m capital to implement Scan4Safety. The programme has now successfully completed the roll out of various systems across the WYAAT trusts to enable efficiencies and savings.

The programme is now moving into ‘business as usual’ for all of our trusts who will continue to support the further expansion of Scan4Safety across West Yorkshire. Find out more on the Scan4Safety website.

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