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30 Apr 2021

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust successfully implements Bluespier Theatres

Bluespier Theatres went live on 22nd March 2021 across all theatres at the Trust replacing the Trust’s previous Theatre Management System, Galaxy DXC. Bluespier Theatres is fully integrated with the Trust’s EPR, Careflow, ensuring a seamless user experience. Elective and emergency theatre bookings can be scheduled and managed directly from within System C’s Patient Administration System. The wider theatre record can also be accessed directly from within Careflow, which allows for end-to-end management of the theatre journey.

Along with other recent implementations the project was delivered through a difficult period for the NHS, with the Trust in the mist of a second covid wave. This however did not affect the scheduled go live date and the determination and collaborative working between Bluespier and the Trust ensured a positive go live.

Following the install of the core Theatre system, we are looking forward to working with the Trust to further embed more functionality and help the Trust reap the benefits as an organisation.

Paul Chadwick, Head of IT for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said: “To deliver the best care for our patients, it is vital that our Theatre and clinical teams have access to all the information they need at the point of care. Through its direct integration into the Trust EPR, Bluespier provides this. The implementation has been a great success through a collaborative effort. We look forward to building on this going forward and continuing to provide high quality care for our patients.”

Stuart van Rooyen, Managing Director of Bluespier, said: “The implementation of Bluespier Theatres into Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been a huge success due to the vast efforts and hard work of Trust and Bluespier staff. I’m delighted the Trust are looking to further utilise other Bluespier modules including our new mobile application, Bluespier Mobile. We look forward to a long and successful partnership working collaboratively with the Trust and System C improving both efficiency and patient care through utilising fit for purpose technology.”