When Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, based in the London Borough of Hackney, identified problems meeting turnaround times on urgent test requests from Accident and Emergency (A&E), the solution was to install the rapid transport system Tempus600®.
Since the introduction at the hospital, the Tempus600® transport system has had a considerable impact on laboratory turnaround times which, in turn, has had a positive effect in breaches of the four-hour waiting time in A&E due to diagnostic delays within pathology have become almost non-existent.
Implementing the system into the daily work flow was a simple transition. Staff quickly became used to the system and they made very few mistakes. Therefore, it was possible to continue the normal day-to-day services whilst implementing the new routines.
“The system itself is fairly intuitive – users need very little training and maintenance is minimal” says Colin West, Head of Diagnostics at Homerton University Hospital.
To meet turnaround times on urgent test requests from Accident and Emergency.
To install the rapid transport system, Tempus600®, dedicated to quick transportation of small clinical samples.