May 28th, 2020
5 mins

Fever detection technology donated to West Bromwich care home to fight coronavirus


As the UK begins to enter phase two of the coronavirus response many believe that fever screening technology will play a crucial role in protecting frontline care providers and their patients.


Bromsgrove based, GMS Group and security technology distributor, Fortus UK, have teamed up to fund and donate a handheld thermal screening camera to Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s West Bromwich care home, Nicholl Grange, to help staff & patients combat the disease as the UK starts to ease lockdown restrictions.


Distributed by Fortus UK, the Hikvision fever screening handheld camera, is designed to detect elevated skin-surface temperatures, and can be used for rapid and preliminary temperature screening with accuracy of up to ±0.3°C.


Monica Shafaq, CEO of Kaleidoscope Plus Group said, “Every person who enters our care home will be asked to take part in a contactless fever check using our new thermal screening camera, which will ultimately protect our team and patients. We’re extremely grateful to both GMS Group and Fortus UK for their generous donation, which I hope will provide comfort to both our team and patients who can be safe in the knowledge that their health and wellbeing is our number one priority.”


Neil Male, CEO of GMS Group said, “As a security technology integrator, at the forefront of the customer experience, we decided to initially trial the fever cameras in three of our customer’s sites and this approach has been welcomed by senior stakeholders. We are proud supporters of Kaleidoscope Plus Group and the work they do, so once we had seen the cameras being applied in the workplace, we were keen to get this technology to the front-line where it will make a significant difference, so we partnered with Fortus UK to make it happen.”


Brian Honan, CEO of Fortus continued “We are delighted to support Kaleidoscope Plus Group in this positive way. As we prepare to exit lockdown, thermal screening solutions will help to reopen the economy and provide a more Covid secure workplace. Our new normal will involve not only thermal screening as a frontline tool but will also see density control and access solutions as part of daily life”.


As well as helping to fund the care home’s new fever detection camera, GMS Group has recently donated £3,000 to the mental health and wellbeing charity, in an effort to support their services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s handheld fever screening camera will be delivered and rolled out in May.


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