Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

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On-line care house mattress reserving system goals to chop hospital mattress blocking

21 March 2017 Final up to date at 09:06 GMT

A web-based system is aiming to scale back hospital mattress blocking by permitting actual time bookings of care residence beds.

Mattress Finder is being utilized by Hertfordshire County Council and is considered the primary system of its sort to streamline referral processes and make looking for and reserving beds extra environment friendly.

One of many largest points dealing with hospitals throughout the UK is discovering locations for often aged sufferers who're medically match, however want additional care packages - so-called mattress blockers.

"We spend loads of occasions on the phone making an attempt to determine the place the vacancies are in houses," stated Christine Hartley, from Hertfordshire County Council.

"Phoning around the houses and getting a solution, I might maybe solely get two solutions [out of 10 or more] and but I might spend all that point on the telephone."

The system, developed by the OLM Group, is claimed to have minimize mattress reserving occasions by as much as 50%.

In future it's hoped the app shall be obtainable for the general public to make use of.

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