Vaughan Thomas Ward, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
In partnership with IT company Oxehealth, this is a service improvement project utilising new digital technology on an acute adult psychiatric unit. The technology enables us to monitor the safety and health at night by identifying patient movement (‘video analytics’) as well as heart and breathing rate (‘medical analytics’) using sensors. This less intrusive monitoring is improving patient experience and outcomes due to early identification of insomnia, improvements in quality of sleep, increased privacy, promoting dignity and allowing more time for therapeutic engagement and aiming to reduce the length of admission to hospital.
Nominated by: Anneliese Dodds MP, Robert Courts MP, John Howell OBE MP, Layla Moran MP, Victoria Prentis MP and Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP