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Robots to help remote assessment between hospitals

22nd August 2012

Daisy Hill Hospital in Northern Ireland will be the first trust in the UK to use robots to remotely assess high dependency care cases.

Dr Charles McAllister, who works at Craigavon Area Hospital in County Armagh, will be able to talk to patients and colleagues 20 miles away. He said: "It means that although there are no intensivists on site in Daisy Hill Hospital, it means there will be 24/7 access to the intensivists on the Craigavon site to give advice and support on any patients in a high dependency unit or throughout the hospital. You can get a huge amount of information via the robot. You can get real time information from the monitor, you can see the patient up close in high definition and look at all the charts and observations."

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