Patients save time by checking themselves in at local hospital
03/02/2014Patients coming to Craigavon Area Hospital are now able to check themselves in for appointments using new Self Check-in Kiosks.
The Kiosks have been installed in Out-Patients departments in Craigavon Area Hospital in the last few days and patients attending outpatient appointments are now using them to check themselves in for appointments.
Anita Carroll, Southern Trust Assistant Director of Acute Services says the new kiosks will benefit patients as she explains: “This new technology will reduce the time patients have to wait to book in for their appointment as they won’t have to queue to see a receptionist. These kiosks are very straightforward to use – patients are asked to confirm their gender and date of birth and the system will then ask them to confirm more details prior to booking in. The kiosks are also equipped with built-in printers, which will print off a ticket containing the patient’s call number, appointment time and location. The new booking system also has a range of different language versions available including; Polish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Latvian and Slovak to ensure as many people as possible can use the kiosks.”
Anita added: “Patients in Daisy Hill Hospital will also soon be able to check themselves in for outpatient appointments as Self Check-in Kiosks will also be installed in Daisy Hill in the next few weeks.”
Stephen Lennon from Lurgan pictured using one of the new Self Check-in Kiosks in Craigavon Area Hospital. Also pictured is Clerical Officer Julie-Anne Mc Quaid.