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New Nurse Call System Now Live in Meaford

Information Technology has some great news to share – a NEW Nurse Call System has been successfully launched at the Meaford Hospital! This is an exciting and much needed improvement, as our previous call system was more than 30 years old and had become increasingly difficult to maintain and support. We now have a new and reliable system that includes a full support arrangement to keep it working well for years to come.

The project team included staff from the Meaford Hospital, Information Technology, Engineering and Nursing departments. During the first phase, benchmarking and industry research was conducted to ensure the technology would meet our clinical and technical needs, as well as support our patients and staff as best possible. A Request for Proposals was issued, submissions were reviewed, and KR Communications was selected as the successful vendor, who carries and provides support for our new Austco Tacera Nurse Call System.

Austco Tacera is a modern and sophisticated Nurse Call system, which includes not only the traditional call bells, buttons and consoles, but also the ability to generate reporting and integrate to other systems.  From a support perspective, the new system can now be remotely supported when required. GBHS will also keep a stock of replacement parts on-site, ensuring any downtimes for sourcing and shipping are eliminated moving forward.

Photo Left to Right: Barbara Little, Chair, Meaford Hospital Foundation, Carrie Cupskey, OR Nurse, Bernadette Mervyn, OR Nurse.


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