Today I caught up with Nick Hulme, Chief Executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. I got an update on the new A&E Department at Ipswich Hospital. Nick told me that the project is coming along well and is on track to be delivered by May, potentially June next year.
Alongside the new A&E Department, they have invested into a brand new a new electronic patient record (EPR) system which will go online next year world leading service. The new system will streamline multiple digital systems used across Ipswich Hospital and will be of huge benefit to patients as there will be a single electronic patient record. Keeping records in one digital system will provide doctors with all of their patient’s information in one place, allowing them to make the best decisions about their care.