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SOUTHEND Hospital is the first hospital across mid and south Essex to introduce a new system to give live information on the availability of beds.
Called TeleTracking, it gives centralised, real-time bed status information to doctors and nurses.
The hospital’s managing director, Yvonne Blücher, said a live update on demand for beds will help staff ensure patients are admitted to the right ward.
She said: “TeleTracking will also help us get beds ready for the next patient more quickly, reducing the amount of time patients wait to be admitted onto the ward.