Traqa selected for linen management at Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust

Traqa Clematis has been selected by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to provide inventry tracking and recording for linen at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. The new cloud based Clematis [Traqa Intelligence] system went live in March 2016.

The deployment covers the two main sites operated by the acute hospital trust and is expected to result in significant operational improvements as managers gain insight into linen consumption and can track and record usage patterns. The new system is expected to reduce linen delivery and distribution bottlenecks and improve availability of the huge number of linen types used by one of the UK's largest hospital trusts.

More efficient linen management is also expected to result in important savings in the facilities budget. Commenting on the deployment, David Stothard, Facilities Manager, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, based at Hull Royal Infirmary, said: "The ability to probe the figures and compare usage and costs against previous months or years is extremely helpful when planning budgets and activities. One really good feature is that the price of the linen can be changed during the year and not affect the original price and costings already in the system.

"The amount of the reports available in tabular or graph form is virtually endless. The ability to produce invoices for items to be recharged has really helped the finance teams. Even though this is now a managed cloud based service, requests for changes or corrections are straight forward and carried out efficiently."

Linen staff at the trust have responded very positively to the new system. "All the linen staff have found the system extremely easy to use and [it] has encouraged them to use e-mail and other software packages more regularly." commented Stothard.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the top five largest healthcare trusts in England, providing acute care for a local population of 600,000. In addition the trust is responsible for delivering tertiary health services to over 1.2 million people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust operates from two sites, Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, employing over 6,000 people with an annual turnover of over £500 million.

To find out more about how Traqa Intelligence is helping Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and to learn how your Trust or hospital could benefit from the efficiency and productivity gains offered by Traqa Intelligence please contact Traqa now.