Visionary Medical Use of Surveillance Tools

The Journal (Newcastle, England), October 7, 2008 | Go to article overview

Visionary Medical Use of Surveillance Tools


A SURVEILLANCE specialist has helped to advance the training at a university hospital thanks to its sophisticated technology systems.

2020 Vision, based in North Shields, has just completed work on a new system at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton which will see the hospital gain one of the best training systems in the country.

The camera system, installed in the endoscopy unit, will provide a unique training aid which will allow students to view live endoscopy operations from a separate training room and will also allow them to speak to those in the theatres through hi-tech microphones.

2020 Vision has previously completed a similar project at Hull Royal Infirmary.

The system will prove vital for teaching future generations of doctors and nurses at the hospital. It has been installed in all four theatres in the unit, with a total of four cameras making up the sophisticated interactive CCTV as well as being supported by modern microphone and digital recording equipment.

2020 Vision managing director Peter Houlis said: "We've worked with hospitals for many years now and pride ourselves on our ability to deliver to the needs of our clients. Providing training equipment of this nature is not our first and we certainly hope it won't be our last. …

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