Network upgrade for Barts and The London NHS Trust hospitals

Barts Hospital and The London NHS Trust have awarded Siemens Enterprise Communications a contract to provide an Enterasys fixed and wireless LAN and security infrastructure.

Siemens’ work is part of the wider £1bn building of the new hospitals at Barts (St Bartholomew’s) Smithfield and The Royal London’s Whitechapel sites by Skanska Innisfree, due for completion in 2016. The two new hospitals will provide care facilities covering 1,200 beds, upscaling the Trust’s capabilities across its three hospitals.

The first phase Enterasys fixed and wireless LAN (local area network) hardware and software infrastructure, will support 24/7 clinical and corporate IT services. The platform will enable delivery and uploading of critical information at the point of care, whether using diagnostic equipment used wirelessly at the patient’s bedside, or through devices plugged into the Trust’s main IT network. The integrated LAN will also enable information to be captured and added to patients’ digital records.
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