COMMERCIAL: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust has selected MSoft eSolutions’ Bloodhound following a tender process.

Bloodhound controls access to and from all blood fridges, while a bedside management system allows each bar-coded blood unit to be matched with the patient’s bar-coded wristband in a matter of seconds.

The system also ensures that only approved staff are allowed to access blood.

It will be implemented at both Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

MSoft eSolutions managing director Matt McAlister said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to provide its hospitals with a comprehensive range of systems which will significantly enhance patient safety.”

He added: “Winning the tender with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells further strengthens MSoft’s footprint in South East England following other successes with Brighton and Sussex University NHS Hospitals and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.”