This has worried the Federal Government to the point where they took the initiative to partner with Australian private hospital operators to underwrite an additional pool of 30,000 beds across the private sector. However, experts speculate that even these additional beds would not be enough should COVID-19, or some future pandemic, penetrate the populous at the levels seen in New York, the UK, Spain and Brazil.
Some state governments have built and plan to build additional bed capacity utilising private facilities, such as holiday resorts and hotels, and public infrastructure, such as event complexes. This includes fitting them out with hospital beds, equipment and logistical support from cleaning to catering. However, they also need the specialist critical messaging infrastructure of a traditional hospital ward, such as nurse call systems, emergency paging and telephones.
As specialists in wireless nurse call and critical messaging infrastructure, Vitalcare has been providing emergency quick deployment nurse call system and related infrastructure for over 30 years.
Vitalcare’s pre-configured nurse system comes in a box about the size of the briefcase. It plugs into power and provides a comprehensive nurse call system including call points, pendants, annunciators (displays), smartphone messaging, paging, WiFi and telephone system. It is a complete hospital ward infrastructure package in a box! Wireless call points can be deployed across the facility in a matter of minutes, powered by batteries that last for years and attached to walls and bedheads with double-sided tape. The infrastructure is based on the robust IoT LoRa two-way radio protocol and reports all activity into a secure cloud connection for management analysis and maintenance. And when the emergency has passed, the system can be removed as quickly as it was deployed.
What to know more? Talk to us about this solution. Call us on 1300 669 888 or schedule a demonstration to see our Temporary Emergency Nurse Call solution.