Innovation and Excellence Award
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Made in Britain
Innovation and Excellence Awards XTag best in field - Mother & Baby Protection
Active Tagging’s, XTag Baby Monitoring System won the Corporate High Wire Award for Innovation in Child Safety, in 2017
The XTag Intelligence Solution has been providing patient and asset safety and security solutions, to the medical sector since 2002, and today, is the UK’s market leader in medical related tagging solutions.
The Innovation & Excellence Awards gives recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries and are the standard-bearers of excellence by continually setting industry trends, as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement.
Corporate Live Wire noted “XTag is a versatile, secure and simple solution to baby monitoring. Large maternity wards, busy staffing rotas, and relaxed visiting hours increase security risks. The XTag Baby Monitoring System greatly reduces abduction risk. It is simple to use and allows staff to monitor the whole ward accurately and efficiently”. They went on to say “we were impressed that XTag can also provide protection against theft of expensive equipment and assets, allowing staff to focus on the people in their care”.
The Awards programme is sponsored by the International Business Innovation Association.
Great Western goes the extra mile to give mother’s peace of mind with infant tagging.
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is one of the biggest providers in England's South West, with over 2.5 million patient contacts per year. The hospital’s maternity services have been assessed by the Care Quality Commission as 'having the highest standards in Ante Natal care.'
'The safety and security of the mothers and babies in our care are the cornerstone of our practice and XTAG gives both mothers and staff peace of mind,' says Kathryn Owen (Interim Clinical Midwifery Manager).
The XTAG Intelligent Infant Security Solution has been active in the maternity unit since 2002 and recent upgrades mean that the White Horse Birth Centre, Delivery Ward, Hazel Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) are all covered. A RFID tag placed on the baby's wrist connects to a central control station which alerts the staff if a tag is tampered with, if the baby is in an unauthorised area or close to an exit.
With more than 5,000 deliveries annually, the maternity unit is a busy environment so only the most reliable support will do. Kathryn goes on to say that 'the team from Active Tagging have gone above and beyond to ensure that it [the system] runs as smoothly as possible.'
The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary will open its doors
Dumfries and Galloway, the birthplace of the civil engineer and architect, Thomas Telford, gives us another environmental masterpiece.
The new £212 million state-of-the-art facility will feature 350 beds, single bedded en-suite rooms, a combined assessment unit, theatres complex, critical care unit, women’s and children’s unit, and outpatients department.
The NHS and the hospital developer, Laing O'Rourke, opted to protect the Infirmary's newborns with the award winning XTAG Baby Tagging Solution, created by Active Tagging Limited - the U.K. market leader in RFID Baby Tagging Systems.
The tagging system is now ready for commissioning in conjunction with the hospital's opening in December.
Chris Bullock, Active Tagging's Managing Director says 'we are very excited to be part of this project and look forward to going live in December.'
Made in Britain
The British love their tea and enjoy nothing more than grabbing a cuppa with friends. Our R&D and Production teams are no exception, so it’s just as well that they only have a quick drive before sharing tea and biscuits.
When it comes to quality, we do not compromise. This is why our Baby Tagging System is designed, created, manufactured, and tested in the U.K. This means our R&D and Manufacturing departments can easily communicate, share ideas for creative innovations and solutions, and work quickly and efficiently to bring the vision into reality.
We are delighted to have been qualified as a member of “Made in Britain”, a non-profit organization, which works to unite, support and authenticate British manufacturers.