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HSC gets a digital upgrade

HSC gets a digital upgrade

Wednesday 04 March 2020

HSC gets a digital upgrade

Wednesday 04 March 2020

10 miles of high capacity fibre optic cable, 9.5 miles of copper cable and 172 new network switches installed over 30 sites have set the foundations for the digital transformation of services at Guernsey's hospital.

It means staff within Health & Social Care now have access to an integrated Wifi network and twice as many access points, allowing more treatments to be delivered at patients’ bedsides.

Visitors to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital will also be able to connect to the new, state of the art network.

The programme, which began more than a year ago, has resulted in a tenfold increase in capacity and has been scaled for a 300% growth over time.

Initial benefits of the improved network include an upgrade to the patient monitoring systems and bedside blood testing. Linda Attwool, Senior Staff Nurse responsible for taking bedside blood tests said: "The LAN improvements have made a significant positive impact on how my team carry out their testing. We did not realise how much time we wasted each day trying to get a Wifi signal to log tests as they were taken."

Deputy Heidi Soulsby, President of the Committee for Health & Social Care said: "The upgrade is a key enabler for the digital transformation at Health and Social Care to support the Partnership of Purpose, and it will help pave the way for improvements across the States of Guernsey through the SMART Guernsey programme, enabled by the States’ strategic partner Agilisys Guernsey."

Pictured top: Technicians putting the LAN upgrade in.


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