The new Footscray Hospital in Melbourne’s west is adopting a nurse call solution from Hills Health Solutions, the digital health arm of ASX-listed Hills Limited.
Hills Limited has won the contract valued at A$7 million ($4.7 million) to supply and install its nurse call platform in over 500 beds at the upcoming hospital.
According to a press release, the nurse call system will be integrated with touchscreen smart terminals in each patient room to improve workflow management and reporting for clinical and operational teams.
THE WIDER CONTEXT
Following the award of this contract, the company now joins the consortium to build the new A$1.5 billion ($1.010 billion) Footscray Hospital, the world’s largest investment in healthcare infrastructure. Victoria’s health to date. Operated by Western Health, the public hospital is being upgraded to meet growing demand from Melbourne’s growing western suburbs, aiming to accommodate an additional 15,000 patients each year. Its construction, which began last March, should be completed by 2025.
The supply deal represents a major win for Hills Limited, which has been focused on growing its digital health business since the start of the pandemic. At the end of last year, he pocketed a contract with the New Zealand company Kaweka Health to deploy the GetWell patient entertainment and engagement system in its future surgery center.
To further double digital health, Hills has officially acquired connected care company Extensia in March this year. It also recently partnered with technology provider Olinqua to develop a combined offering that includes Hills Nurse Call and Olinqua’s critical messaging technology.
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