Ireland's first hospital app launched
UPMC Beacon Hospital in Dublin has launched Ireland's first hospital patient and visitor app.
The app was launched today by Leinster and Ireland rugby star, Jonathan Sexton.
The app provides users with fingertip access to many of the services available at UPMC Beacon Hospital, including a ‘Find a Consultant' feature and an innovative ‘Appointment Tracker'.
The Appointment Tracker enables users to manage their Beacon appointments directly from their phone and to set and receive free reminders in advance.
Using the free app, patients and visitors can readily access comprehensive information on hospital services, how to travel by car or public transport to the hospital and advice for overnight and day case patients.
Commenting on the launch of the app, Joel Yuhas, CEO, UPMC Beacon Hospital said: "We wanted to make it even easier for our patients to gain the information they may need when preparing for a visit to the hospital.
The app is essentially a pocket guide to the hospital and it enables users to easily navigate Beacon services, to find them and to contact the hospital if in need of further assistance.
"Often, patients using the hospital may be receiving treatment in a number of departments and therefore will have multiple appointments and doctors to visit. The app's Appointment Tracker and consultant directory will be very useful in these instances."
There are dedicated sections on the UPMC Beacon Emergency Department and the UPMC Beacon Physiotherapy Department including details on opening hours, contact information and services.
All the key hospital contact numbers are provided and can be called from within the app, which was developed for UPMC Beacon by MedMedia Campaign.
The app is free to download from the App Store here.
[Posted: Wed 28/03/2012]