Liverpool to trial 5G Patient Care
5G-powered digital testing space launched in Liverpool to trial the latest technologies to support patient care.
19:52 10 March 2019
The Livernerds Lab, the first digital testing spaces of its kind in the NHS, has launched in Liverpool. Featuring a smart room that simulates a hospital room and a smart house that simulates a patient’s home, the lab has been designed to test the latest technologies to support patient care. The lab is fitted with sensors, virtual reality and telehealth.
The lab will be open for local, national and international companies to test products so they can contribute to how systems can be improved to benefit patient care.
David Walliker, CIO at the trust, said: “This collaborative work is helping to future proof our local health services and shape how we can deliver world class healthcare in our hospital and in our community.
“I am delighted to see already how some of our cardiology and respiratory patients are responding to some of the technology.
“Patients have technology in their homes and are monitored remotely by a team of nurses who visit patients if the technology highlights any potential health problems.”
The lab is a joint initiative between Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care and Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Royal Liverpool.