MediShout, an app for front line hospital staff to resolve facilities and equipment issues, has closed a £1 million seed round from venture capital fund Episode 1.

The app, founded by London-based NHS surgeon Ash Kalraiya (pictured), connects staff, equipment suppliers and service maintenance teams. It enables front line staff to report and resolve operational issues directly and easily using the app. By using data and artificial intelligence, MediShout predicts and prioritises issues in the hospital’s facilities and equipment to ensure that patients can receive the best possible care. 

Kalraiya said: “As a surgeon, I have all too often been delayed by items like lightbulbs in the theatre being broken, faulty equipment or not having the right stock when I need it. We founded MediShout to stop such frustrating issues from getting in the way of patient care. Our ultimate vision is to use AI and digital technologies to transform our hospitals into smart-buildings that run smoothly.”

The app is currently being used by six hospitals and several equipment suppliers, and with this new round of funding, the team aims to expand to more than 20 hospitals in 18 months. 

Carina Namih, partner at Episode 1 Ventures said: “Hospital facilities have been left behind by digital innovation for too long. As doctors and product designers, this team really understands how technology and AI can help frontline hospital staff be more effective. We are hugely excited by the positive impact that MediShout will have.”

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau advised Medishout on the investment process and terms from inception.

Date published: November 24, 2020

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