Inpatients and outpatients

As a Trust we are committed to becoming more eco-friendly and efficient. Cutting down the amount of paper we use for notes, letters and forms to become a fully paperlite hospital is a key focus.

Our diabetes outpatient department has made a giant leap and is now 100% paperlite with other services and departments drawing closer to this target.

Technology is being used in the inpatient setting with great success. Ward staff have carried out more than 2.2 million comfort rounds using iPods. Comfort rounds are conducted by staff who visit every patient and ask they if they would like something to drink, or if they would like to be repositioned or use the bathroom.