Perfect Ward secures £4m investment

Perfect Ward, a company specialising in digital healthcare quality inspections, has obtained a £4m injection to boost their international reach, increase sales and marketing, and customer support.

The software from the company is used to support quality inspections and help improve staff welfare and patient satisfaction. It’s used by King’s College London, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Royal Free Hospital and London Ambulance Service, to capture relevant inspection data, monitor quality and support action plans.

The investment from Octopus will support Perfect Ward’s growth plans, including further development of the platform and future innovations.

Richard Court, Head of Development Capital at Octopus Investments, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Perfect Ward. Their platform is well positioned to help healthcare organisations track, monitor, and document their inspections, in line with best-in-class practice guidelines, improving clinical safety.

“Octopus has a particularly good insight into the importance and potential for growth in this area, with care homes within Octopus Real Estate (part of the Octopus Group) having been a customer of Perfect Ward for the past 18 months.”

In February, HTN interviewed Oliver O’Connor, Chief Product Officer at Perfect Ward, as part of our innovator feature.

Oliver commented on the ambitions of the company: “We want to deliver insight; when data is inputted into our system, we can bring meaning to that information – we want to make information really understandable and useable by everyone, from junior healthcare assistants to the CEO, and this is one of our mantras – ‘insight at our fingertips’.

“Something that we are working on now is tying inspections more closely into improvement plans; creating handoffs and workflows in the system that takes users through the process of identifying issues and making realistic lasting improvements. Another core focus right now is extending our web portal so that information is available at the user’s fingertips wherever they are.”