This year, the Province will invest $175 million through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to assist hospitals across the province in maintaining infrastructure and ensuring safe, comfortable environments for patients.
Temiskaming Hospital is happy to announce that it has been provided funding of $753 thousand, allowing the Hospital to replace its existing nurse call bell system, in addition to several other projects it will undertake with the funding provided.
The nurse call bell system is the system that links the patient to the nurse and to the nursing station.” Technology and functionality have changed dramatically since our current system was installed over 20 years ago.” stated Mike Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Temiskaming Hospital. “Replacing this aged system will bring many enhancements to both the patient and care provider experience. It moves forward our digital platform”.
The system replacement will increase integration of information and improve workflows, which will ensure patients received safe care within our hospital and that clinicians have the information they need, where they need it – helping to manage patient risks. “The Hospital is also investing in new Smart Beds and the new Call Bell system will fully integrate with these beds, having an immediate impact on patient and staff safety, reducing events such as patient falls, improving response times to changing patient conditions and improving patient and nurse communication with the nursing station.” explained Erin Montgomery, Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Patient Services at Temiskaming Hospital.
The smart beds are not part of the funding envelop provided and fundraising will continue through the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation’s Care Close To Home Campaign. You can donate online at www.temiskaminghospitalfoundation.org, by phone 705-647-1088 ext. 2030 or in person at the Foundation Office.