"We’ve had visits from lots of hospitals to see the webcam solution for themselves and the overwhelming feedback is that they love it. It’s an intuitive, user-friendly and secure way of bringing parents and baby together over long distances."
Belinda Connors, NICUCAM Project Officer, ACT Health Directorate
Canberra Hospital is located in Garran in the Australian Capital Territory, housing 672 beds and catering to a population of about 550,000. It was formed when the Woden Valley Hospital and the Royal Canberra Hospital were amalgamated in 1991, and was renamed the Canberra Hospital in 1996. The institution acts as a teaching hospital for the Australian National University Medical School and the University of Canberra’s School of Nursing.
In 2008 Canberra Hospital implemented an in-house webcam system in its neonatal intensive care unit to help reduce parental stress but it was clunky, not intuitive and lacking certain safety features. In 2015 the hospital wanted to deploy a more dynamic, automated solution that would offer greater flexibility, reliability and a better experience for the parents.
The hospital worked with Fujitsu and ADTEC to design a secure, user-friendly webcam solution that would be streamed via the Fujitsu Cloud to authorised viewers anywhere.
Read the full ACT Health (Canberra Hospital) case study (157 KB/A4, 2 pages)
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