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Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The PathoSys® system went live in the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust a year ago this month. This represents a years uninterrupted service at Yeovil District Hospital working together with the the widely used LabCentre laboratory system.

About Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil District Hospital provides acute care, including Maternity Services, for a population of about 180,000, mostly in South Somerset, North and West Dorset, and parts of Mendip.

Each year more than 30,000 patients are admitted as inpatients or day cases; more than 90,000 people attend outpatient appointments; around 40,000 people are treated in Accident and Emergency, and some 1,300 babies are born in the Maternity Unit.

The organisation which runs the hospital was previously known as East Somerset NHS Trust.

CILMS interface developed

AES Medical has finished development & testing of the interface between the AES Medical PathoSys® and iSoft CILMS systems. We would like to thank both iSoft and Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their assistance and co-operation throughout this project.

CILMS

The iSoft CILMS system (formerly ACT Medisys CILMS) is a character based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). PathoSys® provides electronic cancer dataset reporting as set out by the Royal College of Pathologists.

In addition, local printing from PathoSys® can provide an enhanced report output with a character based copy stored in the CILMS system for distribution.

AES Medical exhibition at the UKACR 2006

UKACR Annual General Meeting & Conference 2006 (in collaboration with The Netherlands Cancer Registry)
“The role of cancer registries in surveillance and cancer care”
18-20 October 2006, Amsterdam, Holland

About the conference

The United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries meets annually to discuss developments in cancer registration, the role of registry information in cancer control and relevant research.

The event was held at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, which consists of 11 exhibition halls with a total covered exhibition area of some 87,000 sq.m. In addition the facility has 22 conference rooms, seven restaurants and an underground car park for over 3,000 cars.

AES Medical at the UKACR conference.

In addition to our sponsorship of the conference and our free prize draw for the delegates, AES Medical exhibited the PathoSys® cancer reporting and information management system. The excellently run conference provided AES Medical the chance to demonstrate the unique advantages available to cancer registries when receiving data from pathology laboratories that have PathoSys® installed:

  • Structured data export, which removes the requirement for manual interpretation of pathology reports or inaccurate text analysis technology.
  • All data fields that make up the Royal College of Pathologists datasets can be selected by the user and then exported in a format and order specified by the user.
  • Potentially costly interfacing to the laboratory system, which often delivers limited data in differing formats, is no longer required.
  • As PathoSys® is laboratory system independent regular exports in a single format defined by the cancer registry can be sent from multiple laboratories with differing laboratory systems.
  • Upgrading and replacing the laboratory system will not interrupt the regular flow of data to the cancer registry.

AES Medical has regularly exhibited at the UKACR annual conference since 2001 and is proud to be able to support this event. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and speakers for a very interesting and superbly organised conference.

AES Document Manager Released

Product Overview

The AES Medical document manager provides our customers with a centralised repository for their guidelines, standard operating procedures, Royal College of Pathologists documentation and reference works.

Utilising the PathoSys® server, the AES Document Manager is a web-based solution and consequently requires no additional hardware or client installation and has minimal support overheads.

The system allows the staff within the laboratory to manage the addition and deletion of documentation remotely from any workstation within the department.

PathoSys® integration

For ease of access, the document manager can be launched directly from PathoSys® providing the user online access to the documentation whilst they continue working with the PathoSys® cancer reporting system.

AES Medical exhibiting at UKACR Conference 2006

AES Medical will be exhibiting the PathoSys® cancer reporting and information management system between 18-20 October 2006 in Amsterdam at the United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries (UKACR) Conference 2006. AES Medical has regularly attended the UKACR annual conference since 2001.

About the conference

The theme of the conference is “the role of cancer registries in surveillance and cancer care”. It will offer the opportunity to compare cancer registration in both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and to further collaboration between the two nations.

This year’s conference takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is organised by the United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries in collaboration with the Netherlands Cancer Registry, Association of Comprehensive Cancer Centres.

The Nine comprehensive cancer centres (CCC’s) in the Netherlands provide cancer patients and their families access to comprehensive and high-quality care as close to home as possible. They were set up to improve treatment, patient care and clinical research within the field of oncology.

The role of AES Medical

AES Medical has installations of the PathoSys® cancer reporting and information management system in the UK covering approximately 4.2 million inhabitants. PathoSys® provides fast and accurate export of comprehensive pathology cancer data. In practice this results in a reduced workload for the laboratory exporting the data and increased reliability, quality and accuracy for the recipient. AES Medical works together wherever possible with the cancer registries of our customers and potential customers to facilitate these benefits, both to our customers and the registries.

We would like to invite all interested parties attending the UKACR conference to visit us at our stand.

For further information on PathoSys and its benefits to laboratories/cancer registries please contact us either by telephone +44 (0) 1332 383 521 or contact us via the online feedback form.

HSD Training

AES Medical staff have recently returned from their annual staff training with HSD GmbH in Bremen. As part of our ongoing partnership agreement AES Medical staff train on the latest versions of HSD software on an annual basis.

About HSD

For 18 years, HSD has been known for its professional maintenance and facility management software. The products MT-DATA (Medical technology), BT-DATA (facility and operating technology) and MT/BT-DATA (combination program) have been proven successful in the German and international markets.

Seven years ago the product line was extended to include the Charge Documentation software. Charge Documentation was designed to document and track medical instruments through the sterilization process in Central Sterile Supplies Departments. Charge Documentation has been proven in the German markets (over 90% market share) and international markets (including Switzerland, Finland, Turkey and Sweden) as a safeguard for both patients and hospitals.

Our Partnership

AES Medical is proud to be the exclusive UK distributors of both these market leading products.

For further information or to arrange a demonstration of either product please do not hesitate to contact AES Medical.

Alternatively, a free demonstration of either product is available direct from HSD. To obtain your demonstration CD please send a short e-mail to info@haendschke.de or call HSD on +49 (0) 421 514 560.

BAE SYSTEMS FV430 Bulldog

AES supports BAE SYSTEMS FV430 Bulldog Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) desert trials held in Oman.

In addition to improved protection the improved Bulldog has a new engine and transmission which provides better performance and manoeuvrability.

Go Live: PathoSys® goes live at the Pennine Acute NHS Trust in 2 Months

The PathoSys® system has now produced its first reports at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. From the initial implementation meeting held between AES and the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to the first report being authorised has been only two months.

PathoSys® will initially provide reporting at The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital and Birch Hill Hospital (Rochdale). PathoSys® will continue to provide dataset cancer reporting once pathology services have been centralised at the £18 million ‘super-lab’ at the Royal Oldham Hospital. The building is due for completion in November 2007, and represents a key part of the move by the NHS to modernise pathology services across Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton, Bury and North Manchester. The central Oldham lab will handle routine samples from both hospitals and GPs across the whole area, with urgent analysis done on site.

AES Medical would like to thank all the staff at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for playing their part in the rapid implementation of PathoSys across the trust. We regard this as a particularly successful project, which would not have been possible without the professionalism of the staff at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Go Live: PathoSys® up and running at William Harvey Hospital

PathoSys® is now up and running at the William Harvey Hospital which is part of the East Kent Hospitals Trust.PathoSys® together with the iSoft iLab system provides cancer dataset reporting and rapid audit.

East Kent Hospitals Trust

The East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust was established on 1 April 1999, due to the merger of the three acute trusts in east Kent (The Kent and Canterbury Hospitals NHS Trust, The South Kent Hospitals NHS Trust and the Thanet Healthcare NHS Trust).

One of Englands largest hospital trusts, the East Kent Hospitals Trust runs five hospitals:

  • Kent and Canterbury in Canterbury
  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in Margate
  • William Harvey in Ashford
  • Buckland in Dover
  • Royal Victoria in Folkestone

William Harvey Hospital at Ashford is one of the three main hospitals in the East Kent Hospitals Trust area.

Commissioned in 1977 this hospital employs about 2,500 people. The site has been developed over the years to provide a diabetic outpatient centre in 1992, a mental health unit managed by East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and rehabilitation centre in 1993, and a cancer care centre in 1996. 1998 saw the opening of the day surgery unit and a 24-bed orthopaedic ward.

The two years from July 2004 will see more building work and refurbishment at the hospital, as part of broader changes to hospital services in east Kent.

A new three-storey building will be built to house pathology (the laboratories where blood samples, etc are tested) and an expansion to the Special Care Baby Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and children

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chooses PathoSys®

PathoSys® has been purchased by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as part of its ongoing pathology modernisation. PathoSys® will provide cancer dataset reporting and audit for the trusts new amalgamated Labcentre system.

About The Trust

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust was established in April 2002 and manages hospitals in Bury, North Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale. Serving a population of approximately 800,000, the Trust is one of the largest non-teaching in the country.

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust employs a staff of 10,000 across five hospital sites:

  • Fairfield General Hospital, Bury
  • The Royal Oldham Hospital
  • Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale
  • Rochdale Infirmary
  • North Manchester General Hospital

The Trust headquarters is located on the Westhulme site in Oldham where a new £18 million ‘super-lab’ at the Royal Oldham Hospital is due for completion in November 2007.

Pathology

Pathology services have continued on their ambitious programme of modernisation with the development of a major business case to create a state-of-the-art network across the Trust.

Under this project, a major pathology centre would be created at The Royal Oldham Hospital, with essential service laboratories (ESLs) at each of the other sites. The ESLs would enable swift turnaround of time-sensitive samples.

The project is a response to pressures in relation to increasing demand, a national shortage of skilled staff and the need to use equipment to greatest advantage.