Western Sussex Hospitals signs a ten-year agreement with System C.


Western Sussex Hospitals has signed a ten-year agreement with System C to offer a new strategic patient and theater management system.

The contract provides a unique patient management system that will traverse the trusted Worthing, St Richard’s and Southlands hospital locations, aligning them with their Brighton and Haywards Heath hospitals, which already use System C CareFlow.

Western Sussex Hospitals recently merged with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, which were included in the first wave of Digital Aspirants, to form the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

The two former trusts have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for nearly four years and merged to form the Sussex NHS Foundation Trust University Hospital on 1 April 2021.

Ian Arbuthnot, director of trusted IM&T, said: “If we move towards a single electronic patient registration system, we ensure that our systems are unified and integrated into our hospitals.

“We are committed to incorporating clinical excellence and innovation into the heart of the new organization, in line with the NHS Long-Term Plan for Digitized Care.”

Markus Bolton, Joint CEO of System C, added: “It is a very complex process to combine the data and workflow of two organizations successfully. This is the fourth time we have done this and we look forward to helping the trust achieve all the benefits of the merger and fulfill its ambition to continually improve patient services and quality of care. ”

Under the terms of the contract, the former Western Sussex Hospitals will also integrate a new theater management system from Bluespier, a partner in System C theaters.

Stuart van Rooyen, managing director of Bluespier, said: “Bluespier has worked with System C at many CareFlow facilities and we are looking forward to building on the success in Brighton at the newly established University Hospitals Sussex.”

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