University Hospital Leicester

University Hospital Leicester

The Brief
To provide a communications infrastructure between acute units spread over the university hospital site including PICU, GITU, CCU, MAU, theatres and Critical Care units all managed from a central area with the ability to view patient vital stats from any location.

Our Solution
In working closely with the hospital staff & Estates departments, Digitech were able to define an acceptable process of working which took into account both the proposed refurbishment of certain wards together with the need to decant patients out of ward which were not undergoing a refurbishment program.

The proposed solution consisted of a phased pattern of working over a 20 week period delivering both critical and non critical radiating fibre links from a central core location to outlying regions and wards. As such, fibre services were required to route onto existing tray work systems throughout patient and visitor areas and therefore great care was required both in planning & executing from a Health and Safety standpoint together with liaison staff regarding infection control and deep clean programs.

Additional bed head services and interconnectivity were included within the program of works and this was complimented with GE patient monitoring systems.

The newly installed communications architecture consists of a 3Com active switch systems with inter connecting Corning fibre services of typically 8 core multimode. Vlans were created to enhance system performance and tolerance over the system backbone. The infrastructure was complimented by wireless patient monitoring systems from GE Clinical Health systems.

  • Location: Glenfield, Leicester
  • Sector: Health