All sys­tems go thanks to grant

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

FREEMA­SONS have awarded a grant of £10,000 to­wards the cost of in­stalling a new IT sys­tem at East Cheshire Hos­pice.

The se­cure net­work known as emisWeb means that pa­tient records are now linked with lo­cal GP prac­tices.

A ma­jor ad­van­tage of the tech­nol­ogy is that pa­tients no longer need to re­peat their med­i­cal history on ad­mis­sion to ei­ther the in­pa­tient unit or the Sun­flower Cen­tre, the hos­pice’s day care fa­cil­ity.

Healthcare pro­fes­sion­als can ac­cess the back­ground in­for­ma­tion im­prov­ing the end-of-life ex­pe­ri­ence for pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and the med­i­cal ex­perts sup­port­ing them.

The hos­pice was one of two ben­e­fi­cia­ries af­ter an ap­pli­ca­tion to the new Cheshire Freema­sons Char­ity Hos­pice Grant Scheme. A cheque was pre­sented by Colin Ross, Pro­vin­cial Grand Char­ity Stew­ard and Robert Bram­ley, Deputy Grand Su­per­in­ten­dent of the Province of Cheshire.

Mr Bram­ley said: “We get many more re­quests for funds than we could ever meet, but there was some­thing about this par­tic­u­lar pro­ject that made our trustees think that, with £10,000, East Cheshire Hos­pice pa­tients could ben­e­fit from this in­no­va­tion for years to come.

“It’s a lit­tle known fact that as a net­work, Freema­sons are one of the largest donors to char­ity in the UK and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“We par­tic­u­larly like to help hos­pices be­cause of all the great work they do in sup­port­ing not just pa­tients but their fam­ily and friends.” MAC­CLES­FIELD-based KAT UK, a mar­ket leader in the man­u­fac­ture of spe­cial­ist win­dows and door sys­tems, have re­cently ex­tended their use of Thor­n­ey­croft So­lic­i­tors em­ploy­ment law re­tainer ser­vice.

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