NHS Trusts across Devon and Cornwall will use Epic EPR software across the Southwest Peninsula’s Nightingale temporary hospital for patients with Covid-19.

The software will allow clinicians to see how many patients are in the hospital at a time, alongside how many are expected to be transferred, to help them monitor and manage capacity. The overview will also show clinical information such a respiratory rates to give a clear picture of the severity of symptoms in current patients.

All hospital staff will be able to use Epic EPR to update patient charts or send secure messages from their phones.