Secondary Care

Harrogate Nightingale to implement Silverlink PAS

The new Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, led by Harrogate and District NHS FT, will implement the Silverlink patient administration system.

The system will be extended from its use in the trust to support the new 500 bed hospital set to open at Harrogate Convention Centre.

The new hospital is aiming to open this weekend, and by Easter Monday.

Tim Quainton, Managing Director, Silverlink Software said “The Nightingale Hospital is being delivered at pace, so the requirement to have a safe, reliable, trusted and proven system in place immediately to support staff during this time of crisis is absolutely paramount.”

“Covid-19 has meant that the NHS is facing an unprecedented logistical, financial and clinical challenge, and we believe that technology needs to be simple to use and easy to deploy with high quality product support to help relieve some of the burden.”

Staff will be able to admit patients and track them across beds, bays and wards and have access to data about patients from the trust using the system for nearly 20 years.

The extended use of the software has been provided to the hospital for free for at least three months.