‘James Bond style’ security for hospitals drugs cabinet



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A ‘new secure drugs cabinet with high tech fingerprint security has been introduced on the Pevensey ward at Eastbourne DGH. The new drugs cabinet has all the medicines required by the ward staff in a computer controlled user ID and fingerprint access security system only allowing the correct medicine required by a doctor or nurse to be dispensed.

Jean Baulcomb, matron on Pevensey ward, said, ”This new drugs cabinet with its James Bond style fingertip security pad helps staff have access to the correct medicines for patients a lot quicker than in the past. Importantly it will help free up nursing time to spend more with patients.”

This drugs cabinet is the first at Eastbourne DGH.