UK hospital installs new RFID system from Reflex Systems to fit mothers, babies with matching RFID tags to provide 24 hour monitoring for unauthorized exits, tag removal

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Oct 2, 2013 – ENP Newswire

October 2, 2013 () – Parents of newborn babies at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough will enjoy greater peace of mind thanks to an innovative new wireless infant tagging and fully integrated door access security system from Reflex Systems.

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust decided to invest in upgrading its security provision at Wexham Park in order to provide the best possible protection for infants in its care, whilst ensuring it remained user-friendly for staff and parents.

Reflex Systems was chosen to design and install the system as the company demonstrated that it had extensive experience in the healthcare sector and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. The company designed a sophisticated wireless system which is extremely easy for nursing staff to use, backed up by a full service package from Reflex Systems.

The technology installed by Reflex Systems allows nurses to fit both mother and baby with matching RFID (radio frequency identification) tags simply and effectively, which provides 24 hour monitoring. This includes reporting any unauthorized exit through protected doorways, tag removal or loss of signal, via alarm.

The fully integrated system means that any alarms triggered by the infant tags will result in a sequenced door lockdown and live sounding of alarms locally, at the nurses' stations, as well as at the central security desk.

Reflex Systems went one step further by integrating site-wide CCTV monitoring with the alarm system, which enables nursing staff to have real-time surveillance of the whole area.

'Reflex Systems has delivered a technologically sound, robust infant tagging solution that means we can trust in the system to do its job in providing the best possible protection for mothers and their babies.'

Kay Loudon-Bruce, Head of Security at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: 'It was really important to us that the baby tagging system we chose was simply to use, as well as being extremely secure. As nursing staff need to be able to spend their time nursing, we didn't want them to require lots of technical knowledge in order to be able to operate the system. Reflex Systems has delivered a technologically sound, robust infant tagging solution that means we can trust in the system to do its job in providing the best possible protection for mothers and their babies.'

John Pye, Managing Director of Reflex Systems, said: 'We designed this system using the very latest, fully integrated technology to ensure we can provide complete peace of mind to hospital staff and their maternity patients. It was also important that the system controlled access in a practical way that allows operational freedom for staff, reasonable access to families and compliance to other building management needs too. Because of our extensive experience in working in the healthcare sector, we were able to work flexibly and sensitively to meet the needs of the hospital and its patients.'

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of acute services to a large and diverse population of more than 450,000 which includes Ascot, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Slough, south Buckinghamshire and Windsor.

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