Velindre NHS Trust has successfully gone live with the WelshPAS
WelshPAS holds patient identification details and records details of patients’ hospital visits, including waiting list management, medical records, inpatient treatment, outpatient appointments and emergency visits. The implementation of WelshPAS in Velindre NHS Trust forms part of Digital Health and Care Wales’s wider ‘Cancer Programme’, established to implement a Cancer Informatics Solution for Wales to replace the current Cancer Network Information System Cymru (Canisc).
Moving Velindre NHS Trust onto the national architecture and aligning one of their key operational systems with the rest of Wales is said to bring significant benefits including: All-Wales view of a patient’s journey and facilitates more collaborative ways of working across health boards/trusts; consistent administration process across most of NHS Wales; and the ability for Velindre NHS Trust to integrate with other systems / applications.
Cath O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer for Cancer Services in Velindre NHS Trust, said: “The implementation in Velindre NHS Trust has been a fantastic collaborative achievement. The timescale within which this has been delivered is a testament to the hard work and perseverance of many staff across both organisations. This has been a substantial change project as well as a digital one and our thanks go to our colleagues who have developed and adopted the new ways of working.”
Emma Jones, Project Manager in DHCW, added: “The Implementation of WelshPAS in Velindre NHS Trust has been a resounding success. I am personally very proud of every single person involved in making the go live so successful, especially the people involved from the start of the project which is in excess of five years now. The go live success was down to close working partnership and one team ethos, a clear and detailed plan for the cutover and sheer hard work, determination and extra miles from a number of different people to progress activities into go live – it really did take an army of people to get to that stage.”
The next major implementation for WelshPAS in May 2023 will see Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board East WelshPAS migrate into the West/Central WelshPAS to form a single instance of WelshPAS across the health board.
The team are also working to integrate Cardiff and Vale PAS with Welsh Referral, Activity & Patient Pathway Enterprise Repository (WRAPPER) to provide a single view of all PAS data across systems in Wales.