NHS Lanarkshire is responsible for improving the health of more than 553,000 people living within the council areas of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire in Scotland. NHS Lanarkshire employs approximately 12,000 staff.
NHS Lanarkshire is the third largest healthcare system in Scotland. The three district acute hospitals in the area are Wishaw, Monklands in Airdrie and Hairmyres in East Kilbride, each have an accident and emergency department and provide a range of specialist medical and surgical services.
Implementing a standardised whiteboard for all Wards in North Lanarkshire was a big challenge. Consensus needed to be reached on what information was displayed on the electronic whiteboards. Staff concerns on using modern Touchscreen technology also needed to be addressed during the removal of manual whiteboards used in Wards. Staff were reluctant to change until they saw measurable benefits in collecting information.
The WardView Electronic Whiteboard was fully implemented across 56 wards in acute hospitals across NHS Lanarkshire in December 2013. NHS Lanarkshire was able to deploy WardView across its three acute hospitals, in only three weeks.