RFID Discovery: Case Study Theatre Kitting with RFID

In any acute hospital, ordering and preparing materials for scheduled and emergency procedures is a key process which traditionally takes up a large proportion of clinical time. By pioneering
the use of RFID technology to centralise and streamline the management of theatre supplies, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH) have freed up time for clinical staff , optimised stock holding and minimised waste.

The RFiD Discovery Inventory system tracks items used for operations with passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) labels and interfaces with CUH’s inventory database. This enables the hospital to accurately record usage for each operation and ensure reliable inventory replenishment.

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