Jersey implements digital PPE coordination system

A new digital system has been launched across Jersey to support over 200 healthcare providers process, coordinate and access PPE.

The system, built by Jersey based TSG, provides an online system for healthcare teams and services to get Personal Protective Equipment when needed to fight COVID-19.

The Government of Jersey set the challenge to create a portal to be used across services, and in 48 hours the company responded with the ‘PPE Online Portal’.

Professionals can request PPE 24 hours a day, the system then passes requests to the PPE Coordination Group which sends approved requests to the local distribution centre. Users will receive their approved requests for PPE later the same day. So far, over 350 orders have been received and processed.

Dr Chris Edmond, Government of Jersey Clinical Lead for Jersey’s PPE Cell, said “We would really like to thank all of those involved in designing and building this system which is a crucial part of supporting us provide the right PPE that our medical teams need to provide care.”

“The portal makes it much easier for dedicated public and private healthcare staff to have the right equipment to do their essential jobs. Having this system up and running so quickly and so smoothly made a huge difference.”

Cheryl Kenealy, head of the Jersey Care Federation, said “We were one of the first local organisations to use the PPE Online Portal and I was amazed at how easy it was to use and how quickly we received the equipment our team needed. PPE has been a hotly debated topic here and in the UK, and it is great to see how one local company has responded to an urgent need to help the Government in these challenging times.”

Andy Delaney, the Chief Executive Officer, TSG Technology Services, said “Even though we were all working from home, we were able to work together with the Government to provide this platform which allows the PPE Cell to manage the demand for equipment, ensuring it gets to the people who need it, when they need it.”