C&W Hospital partner with Drayson Technologies to launch a global healthcare first piloting wireless environmental sensors in intensive care units





CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has announced a new partnership with Drayson Technologies to launch the first pilot of wireless environmental sensors in the intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The announcement was made on Wednesday on the Digital NHS stage at the Healthcare Efficiency through Technology show at Olympia London, where CW+ presented seven of their digital health innovative projects currently being implemented at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This latest project, coordinated by Dr. Lawrence Petalidis, Head of Innovation and Impact at CW+, in partnership with Drayson Technologies, will pilot Drayson’s wireless, temperature and carbon monoxide sensors in both the adult and neonatal intensive care units. These sensors will allow for near real-time monitoring of room temperature and carbon monoxide concentrations, a metric of air quality.

The pilot forms part of CW+’s Critical Care Campaign to raise £10 million to significantly expand and redevelop both the adult and neonatal intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This campaign will enable the hospital to treat 700 more critically ill adults and babies every year in state-of-the-art facilities with a leading patient-centered design, providing the best environment, facilities and technologies for patients and their families. Drayson Technologies’ environmental sensors will feature throughout these new units enabling staff to monitor the environment. The pilot forms the first part of CW+’s plans to create a ‘sensor rich environment’ that is anticipated to have a significant impact on critically ill patients’ wellbeing and their recovery.

Miss Zoe Penn, Medical Director for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Drayson Technologies to pilot this truly innovative technology in our intensive care units. Together with our charity, we want to create the best possible environment for healing and being able to monitor the environmental conditions in near real-time will be crucial in achieving this.”

Chris Chaney, CEO of CW+ added: “We are excited to be part of this global healthcare first. We are very proud to be implementing digital healthcare innovations at our hospitals to improve patient experience and outcomes and look forward to working in partnership with Drayson Technologies on this groundbreaking programme.”

Lord Drayson, Chairman and CEO of Drayson Technologies, said: “We are especially pleased to support the CW+ Critical Care Campaign with this innovative pilot to help ensure the best possible environment for critically ill patients and their families at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.”

The pilot is due to start in the next few weeks. Find out more at www.cwplus.org.uk

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About Drayson Technologies
Drayson Technologies is a digital healthcare company applying a new approach for integrated care and discovery to help people live with chronic disease and make discoveries that improve health and reduce costs. Drayson Technologies has offices in Oxford, London, Silicon Valley and Mexico City. http://www.draysontechnologies.com/

CW+
We are the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and our two hospitals – Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital. Our generous supporters and partners enable us to:

  • Build new facilities, invest in health innovations and bring the latest technologies to our hospitals.
  • Deliver a unique art and design programme to transform the hospital experience and clinical environment.
  • Support research to help improve treatments and care for patients.

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Trust runs two main hospitals: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.

We also offer a range of community-based services, including our award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics across London. With 5,000 staff caring for nearly one million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, we provide a range a specialist clinical services as well as general hospital services for people living locally, which include A&E and maternity at both our hospital sites. Our ambition is to lead the NHS with world-class, patient-focused healthcare delivered locally. www.chelwest.nhs.uk