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New technology for Doncaster community nurses

RDaSH Community Learning Disability Service staff with one of the new notebook computers. From left to right: Ada Montgomery; Sally Restell; Diane Wheatley; Emma Jones and Mandy Peckham.

RDaSH Community Learning Disability Service staff with one of the new notebook computers. From left to right: Ada Montgomery; Sally Restell; Diane Wheatley; Emma Jones and Mandy Peckham.

Community nurses who care for people with learning disabilities in our region are set to see their working day transformed thanks to new technology funding.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) has been awarded £238,000 from the government’s Nursing Technology Fund, investing a share of this in buying state-of-the-art notebook computers for nurses in its Community Learning Disability Services.

Assistant Director for Learning Disability Services Chris Williams said: “We’re delighted to be one of the trusts who have been awarded this funding.

“Within our Learning Disability Services we’ve invested £67,000 in equipment to launch mobile working for our community teams across Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire.

“This technology gives them secure access to the information they need, wherever and whenever they need it out in the community. This reduces the amount of time they have to spend travelling back to office bases to update records, which allows them more flexibility in their working day and ultimately gives them more time to provide quality care to service users.”

The Learning Disability Service mobile working project launched in Doncaster this week and will be rolled out in Rotherham and North Lincolnshire in the coming months.

 

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