Like most hospitals in the UK, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust used to use a traditional mechanical door locking system for the control of their drug cabinets. Wards had several cupboards with different keys for doors which meant nurses’ time was spent searching for the person with the keys.
Lincoln Security installed ABLOY CLIQ Remote’s high-security electromechanical cylinders and keys, which were fitted to all of the medicine cabinets and cupboards doors as well as padlocks on fridges.
Lincoln Security designed, supplied, and installed a bespoke locking box for the Abloy CLIQ to work with. This saved Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust from buying new medical lock cabinets. Every nurse on the ward was provided with their own door key, which was individually programmed to enable them to access the cupboards they needed to use.
This bespoke technology provided Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust with the ability to amend or delete access rights, as it is electronic, it allows for a computer generated audit trail to be collected from the ABLOY CLIQ cylinders and to be created detailing who the key is assigned to, which cupboard doors they opened and when and how long it was open for.
This also gives the Trust the ability to easily delete a stolen or lost key from the system, ensuring security remains a high priority.
Ward 17 Manager Katie Garrod, whose staff piloted the system, said:
“We work in a busy environment and having your own key ensures you have easy access to the medicine cupboards when you need to and you don’t have to start looking for the key holder. It is a brilliant system without a shadow of doubt.”