Hospital directions at touch of a button

DIGITAL signage firm Beyond Digital Systems has provided its interactive touch-screen system to a hospital in Surrey.

The Boldon-based company’s signage has been picked up by companies in sectors such as automotive and retail, and has been seen on corporate buildings and train stations. Its managing director Louise Richley said the firm’s service stretches from “initial project conception to ongoing equipment and design support”.

It was recently brought in to assist Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, who wanted a “digital information centre” to allow patients to gather health messages and hospital news.

Information is provided via 42-inch passive screens and an interactive touch screen in the reception area. A reduced-size screen has also been placed at a level which is convenient for wheelchair users.

The trust’s assistant project manager in corporate affairs Dawn Bacon said the organisation had been looking for “a solution that made it easier for patients and visitors to find their way around as well as know about us as an organisation”.

She said: “The most popular screens to be used are; Meet the Consultants, Visitor Information, Where to Eat, How Are We Doing? and In the Press. Many have used the wayfinder map with ease and the passive screens provide clear graphics and look bright, attractive and attention-grabbing.”

Source: Beyond Digital Systems