Hospital to benefit from new computers

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CANCER nurses are set to get a technological boost which will help them deliver better care to patients.

Specialist nurses at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, will be armed with laptops, thanks to a £59,300 bid to the government’s Nursing Technology Fund.

The money will buy 42 lightweight, portable laptops with enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities for the trust’s team of clinical nurse specialists.

It will ensure nursing staff have better access to the cancer database for information and documentation, results and communication systems.

Clare Dikken, lead nurse for cancer services at the trust, said: ‘This will have a really positive impact on the working environment for our nurses, and in turn that will help to improve care for patients.

‘Our specialist nurses will have better access to information, test results, and emails, and will be able to work more efficiently, freeing up time to spend with patients.’