NHS Fife is a large rural area with varied geography and several centres of population. It provides healthcare services to over 360000 people in Fife.
Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy are the two main hospitals in Fife. A new wing at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy was opened in December 2011 to patients and staff. It houses all our acute services including A&E, Children’s Unit, Maternity Services, Intensive Care and Surgical and Medical Ward.
Implementing a new touch screen technology in NHS Fife was also a big challenge. Prior to implementing WardView clinical staff had only been used to using a pen and a board. There were many manual processes including bed management and phone calls to check on medications.
Achieving a consensus as to the content of each digital whiteboard was an important challenge to overcome during the implementation. It was important that nurses including bank nurses had access to the same consistent WardView screens whatever ward they were in.
In December 2014 WardView Electronic Whiteboard was fully implemented across 20 medical wards and 2 admissions wards across NHS Fife. During the implementation of Wardview Nugensis took feeds directly from the central Oasis PAS and there are plans to extend this to other hospital systems.