NHS Trust is selected as Public Sector Project Finalist with new communications network that transforms service delivery and patient care
Lichfield –24 September, 2010. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, are celebrating their success as the Trust is named as a finalist in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards. The Trust’s new communications infrastructure, a Cisco-based advanced Medical Grade Network designed, implemented and project managed by NextiraOne, has been singled out in the Public Sector Project of the Year category.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Medical Grade Network, implemented in the Emergency Department in October 2009, is delivering excellent results against the Trust’s objectives in relation to clinical outcomes, patient experience, staff satisfaction and value for money. It provides a platform for further improvements and is destined to achieve ROI in under 14 months.
As lead communications consultants, NextiraOne worked with the Trust’s ICT department to design the system and project manage, as part of the Project Board, its installation and implementation to incorporate secure, high performance fixed and wireless networking.
The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, says: “Congratulations to all the finalists. They can be proud of their achievements. Their projects and work showcase the professionalism that exists among IT professionals and also highlight the value of IT today and the way it touches so many areas of society.”
Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing comments: “I would like to add my congratulations to the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement. I don’t envy the judges who now have to decide the winners; it’s going to be very tough.”
Ian Smith, Deputy Director of ICT Services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as a finalist for this prestigious award. Every day within the hospital we experience the transformational effect that this technology has on our service delivery and patient care. We are happy to share this with others as an example of best practice in communications technology within the healthcare sector.”
Peter Smith, Account Director at NextiraOne said: “Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust had a very clear vision of what they wanted to achieve and we are proud to have been a part of the journey of transformation that they have undertaken. We congratulate the Trust on achieving this finalist status and wish them well in the final judging.”
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