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London hospital trials ICU environmental sensors

Written by Anthony Strzalek
02/10/2017

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has, through its charity CW+, announced a new partnership with Drayson Technologies to launch the first pilot of wireless environmental sensors in intensive care units (ICUs).

This latest project will pilot Drayson’s wireless, temperature and carbon monoxide sensors in both the adult and neonatal intensive care units of Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

The sensors will allow for near real-time monitoring of room temperature and carbon monoxide concentrations, a metric of air quality.

The pilot, which is due to start in the next few weeks, forms part of CW+’s Critical Care Campaign to raise £10 million to significantly expand and redevelop both the adult and neonatal intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Zoe Penn, medical director for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Drayson Technologies to pilot this truly innovative technology in our intensive care units. 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.”

Lord Drayson, chairman and CEO of Drayson Technologies, added: “We are especially pleased to support the CW+ Critical Care Campaign with this innovative pilot to help ensure the best possible environment for critically ill patients and their families at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.”