Vygon (UK) Ltd is very pleased to announce that it has won Highly Commended in the Improving the Patient Pathway Award for the Adult Acute Service category at the Excellence in Supply Awards 2013. We have also been named finalists in their Sustainability Category.
With the ever increasing demand to improve hospital efficiency and utilise available time, custom packs help by reducing the number of stock items required for a procedure. This reduces set-up time giving skilled clinicians more time for hands-on patient care and helping to ensure compliance with best practice.
Vygon worked closely with a North West NHS Trust to develop a VYSET® custom arterial pack that would help them streamline their current procedure in line with national guidelines, Epic2 and Matching Michigan. Working with ITU and A&E they looked at the Trust’s current practice and policies around arterial line insertion and created a custom pack to suit the Trust’s needs, enabling them to standardise practice and improve patient outcomes.
Vygon and the Trust’s Procurement Department analysed current practice and calculated how the VYSET custom pack would save the Trust time and money. The Trust found that by using the VYSET custom pack they would save £7 per procedure, which is around £23,000 per year based on current usage. They also quantified there could be as much as a 20 minute time saving element by using the VYSET custom pack as the components didn’t have to be sourced from different locations.
The pack is now being implemented into all adult critical care services, including Theatres, Maternity, HDU and CCU.
This initiative also helps minimise our impact on the environment significantly, as it saves our customers time, money, the amount of waste and packaging, as well as transportation. With every new customised pack, each customer also receives free-of charge training materials e.g. literature and posters. All our marketing materials are printed using carbon-balanced paper which saved us 416 Kg of CO2 last year. Most of our components come from our parent company in France, and all our raw materials are ethically sourced from trusted suppliers.