In this event, speakers share their experiences with case study examples of how implementation of flexible, automated, and integrated solutions is leading the way to a sustainable cryogenic cold chain ecosystem.
Christopher Herbert, Director of Operations, Research and Innovation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, speaks about the work to explore what happens when an advanced therapy arrives at a hospital and disappears inside. How do you track, trace and know where it is?
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is an enormous organization, seeing 1.5 million patients each year, with 17,000 staff, and seven different hospital sites spread across Leeds. Herbert describes a complex, challenging organization that delivers a whole range of therapies. With two new hospitals being built in the next couple of years, the complexity will only increase, along with innovation and partnerships.
Complexity and multiple different processes will breed inefficiency and potentially lead to mistakes, compromising patient safety. If advanced therapies are to be scaled, their management at hospital sites has to be scalable.
- How can we take complexity out — making life easier for couriers, manufacturers and hospitals — and create a seamless supply chain?
- What are the areas we need to work on together to make better?
- What can we learn from existing practices?