Lincor Solutions has donated a network of its MEDIVista bedside computers to Ireland’s first children’s hospice, which is due to open in September 2011.
-Integrated clinical and entertainment system worth €30,000 donated-
Dublin, Ireland July 27, 2011:Lincor Solutions, the bedside computing solutions specialists for hospitals and healthcare delivery organisations, has donated an integrated clinical and multimedia entertainment system worth €30,000 to LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home. LauraLynn House, which is due to open in September 2011, is Ireland’s first children’s palliative care unit.
The specially designed MEDIVista bedside computers will provide children and their families with intuitive access to TV, games and Internet. They will also allow clinical staff to review electronic medical records, make real-time updates, manage treatment plans and record observations when they are at their patient’s bedside. Lincor’s bedside computers are already installed at more than 20,000 beds in 80 hospitals around the world, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in the UK.
By providing access to patient entertainment and clinical applications on the same secure device the bedside system eliminates the need for additional hardware in the rooms and thus helps to maintain a more homely feel. The interface is designed to be easy to use by patients of all ages, while access to the clinical panel and patient medical records is protected by smart card technology thus ensuring high security standards are maintained. The solution is based on state-of-the-art touchscreen computers with integrated telephone handsets and barcode readers.
Richard Cooke, Chief Executive Officer at Lincor Solutions says, “The MEDIVista solution offers clinicians secure and timely access to their patient’s medical information contributing to improved efficiencies and enhancing continuity of care. Patients benefit from a wide range of entertainment and communication services thus improving their experience while receiving medical treatment. It is wonderful to help the Children’s Sunshine Home with the fit-out of LauraLynn House as we know the staff are determined to make the children and their families as comfortable as possible during their stay.”
Philomena Dunne, CEO, Children’s Sunshine Home added, “We are very grateful for the wonderful support shown by Lincor Solutions, these highly intelligent systems will bring great benefits for both the children and our staff. It is thanks to the generosity of organisations like Lincor Solutions and thousands of individuals around the country that LauraLynn House has become a reality.”
Due to formally open in September, LauraLynn House will provide community-based paediatric palliative and respite care in a unit designed and built specifically for this purpose. The house has eight bedrooms each with an en-suite facility and comfortable living accommodation. Family apartments will enable families to come and stay and be near their child. The team caring for children and their families includes Medical Director, Consultant Paediatrician, Nursing Team, Physiotherapists, Dietician, Social Worker, Speech & Language Therapist, Chaplain and Volunteers.
There are approximately 350 child deaths and more than 1,400 children living with life limiting or threatening conditions in Ireland each year. There are currently more than 42 children’s hospices in the UK.
For further information please contact:
Lorraine Cronin- 01 293 99 77 / 086 853 0004 or Jane Flynn – 01-2893151 / 087-2356801 Tom Golden, Lincor Solutions 086 8378417
About the Children’s Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House
Established in 1925, The Children’s Sunshine Home is a charity that supports children with life limiting conditions, and their families, by providing respite, transitional, home support, crisis and end of life care to those with high medically dependent conditions.
The Children’s Sunshine Home Hospice Project was launched in 2005 and merged with the LauraLynn Hospice Foundation in 2006 to maximise their fundraising efforts and realise their shared vision of building Ireland’s first children’s hospice. The monies needed to build LauraLynn
About Lincor Solutions
Founded in 2003, Lincor Solutions (http://www.lincor.com) is the leading provider of bedside computing solutions for hospitals. Its MEDIVista solution is installed at more than 20,000 beds across 80 hospitals in 15 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. MEDIVista is based on the most advanced bedside device on the market and includes a full suite of user-focused front-end applications and back-office services designed to enhance patient care, improve the patient experience and increase operational effectiveness.
MEDIVista is fully integrated with clinical, diagnostic and hospital management systems to meet the needs of clinicians, patients and hospital administration personnel at the point-of-care. It also provides TV, phone, internet, games, video telephony, educational content and hospital information, on the same bedside device.