Two London hospitals select Perfect Ward app

Written by Anthony Strzalek

Two of London’s largest acute trusts have introduced Perfect Ward, a smart application that will enable staff to record information more accurately and efficiently.

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will replace existing pen and paper audits used to record information with the Perfect Ward app.

The move means staff can now record their audit findings directly into a smartphone or tablet and once completed, automated reporting enables teams to have an immediate view of what is working well and areas that need improvement.

Karen West, who led the implementation at both trusts, said: “Healthcare providers invest a considerable amount of time and effort in quality audits but many are still using highly manual processes which places a huge administrative burden on frontline nursing staff. It’s so rewarding to see technology that reduces this burden whilst providing staff with clear information that they can immediately use to help improve quality.

“Both King’s and London North West Healthcare are large, multi-site Trusts and being able to track quality across hundreds of areas can be a challenge. Perfect Ward now provides them with a clear, real time view of quality across the trust.”

Shelley Dolan, chief nurse of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, added: “The introduction of Perfect Ward will enable King’s to continue to provide the very best care for our patients. As well as reducing the time required to undertake audits, the accuracy of the information captured as well as the real-time reporting will enable us to react more quickly to maintain our high standards of care.”