Guest’s appointment follows a number of recent new hires by Ascom, which is currently rolling out its Digistat Critical Care Information System across 14 NHS hospitals in partnership with Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW). Last month Ascom and DHCW announced the creation of 25 new IT jobs for the project.
Guest, who began his career at 18 with an apprenticeship in healthcare communications, will be working on bids for custodial and secure services as well as the NHS’s new hospital development programme. He has an international sales background in nurse call systems. After a stint with a well-known medical gas systems provider, he moved to Ascom where he is looking forward to supporting the NHS’s pandemic recovery with the company’s state-of-the-art technology.
He said: “What excited me about joining Ascom was that I was back where I started – with nurse call systems – but with the most technologically advanced in the world. All of Ascom’s technology is truly future-proofed and seamlessly scaleable. Our nurse call healthcare platform, in conjunction with our Myco 3 smartphone, covers workflows, mobility, bar coding, electronic patient records, remote patient monitoring and connection to medical devices. No other system can do that seamlessly from one supplier.
“I believe part of the NHS’s pandemic recovery will be through technological advancements such as Ascom’s. We will be supporting clinicians to treat and monitor patients remotely via wearables worn at home by patients and linked to digital dashboards and smartphones. It is technology that patients appreciate too – everyone wants to be cared for at home or be back home from hospital as quickly as possible.”
Paul Lawrence, managing director at Ascom UK said: “We are delighted to have Stuart’s experience added to our expert team as we look to support the NHS with our range of world-proven mobile technologies.”