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King's Lynn hospital, which covers Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge, is first in UK to use a new app to help intensive care staff during coronavirus outbreak

A hospital is the first in the UK to begin using a new tailor-made app designed with intensive care staff wearing full personal protective equipment in mind.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, which covers Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge, is using the simple app which means that staff can now get equipment and clinical advice to where it’s needed faster than ever before across hospital sites.

Dr Peter Young, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of the international team behind the Call-4-Help app. He said: “The added pressure on staff and resources brought by COVID-19 was the inspiration behind the app that was developed, and in use, in just a matter of weeks.

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