The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded Xtag Medical with a Baby Tagging contract to protect over 10,000 new-borns annually in both the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and St James’ University Hospital (SJUH).

The project complements the Trust’s 5-year Strategy (2021-2026), which includes the goals of being the best for patient safety, quality and experience.

The introduction of baby tagging will assist the Trust in enhancing maternity ward security - integrating with access control, CCTV and elevator systems to provide ward-wide protection that provides an automated response to an abduction risk.

Chris Bullock, Managing Director of Xtag Medical said:

"We are delighted to have been appointed the project, and we are very much looking forward to completing the installation and supporting the Trust’s commitment to patient safety. The system, which provides 24/7 security, will enable maternity staff to focus on delivering better patient care and will be warmly welcomed by parents and their families.”

Xtag Medical will design, supply, install and support the implementation of the system across both of the large-scale city hospitals.