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Brisbane’s Wesley Hospital selects DataSabre

The latest medical facility to select Spidex’s DataSabre water testing management software is The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

The Wesley, part of UnitingCare Health group, is one of the largest private hospitals in Queensland. It employs over 2,000 staff and delivers tertiary-level medical and surgical services across 30 specialisms, including cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, maternity and women’s health.

Like all hospitals, The Wesley carries out a rigorous water testing program to detect the presence of microbes such as legionella. Such programs naturally create large amounts of data in the form of sampling records and test results, which in many cases is stored in manual formats such as log-books and spreadsheets. This makes cross-examination and analysis of the information time-consuming and complex.

Describing the selection of DataSabre, Fergus Pollock, Director of Corporate Services said: “The Wesley has years’ worth of water test data and we needed a better way of managing those datasets.”

“We can expect our rate of data accumulation to increase substantially over time and we need better ways to analyse and understand trends. DataSabre will be able to provide the platform to do this.”

DataSabre will be deployed at the Wesley Hospital on a SaaS (software as a service) basis. This means straightforward set-up and maximum data security, without occupying valuable network space within the hospital’s IT infrastructure.

In a statement released on 8th January 2016, the Chief Operating Officer of UnitingCare Health Terence Seymour affirmed that The Wesley Hospital “has a water management regime which is continuing to reduce the risk of legionella.”

Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented “DataSabre gives healthcare professionals complete beginning-to-end management of their microbial water testing program. We are delighted to be working with The Wesley Hospital on this important project.”

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