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Healthy Connections in Gloucestershire

09 July 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

As one of the largest hospital trusts in the country (providing acute elective and specialist care for a population of more than 612,000 people) the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opted for Meru Networks for its intelligent Wi-Fi networking, to support its new clinical SmartCare project and patient services.

The new 802.11ac wireless network will cover three primary areas of the Trust, including the Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals with plans to introduce it across all sites in the future.

The Meru network is expected to provide fast, seamless, robust wireless access for staff when the Trust goes live with a new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system, as part of the SmartCare project, later this year. This development will see the Trust move away from paper notes towards a fully digital patient information system to help provide safer, more efficient and effective care for patients.

Meru’s channel layering technology is designed to enable the Trust to run different services on various wireless channels, allowing clinical services to be run separately from other highly used patient services and ensuring the security and integrity of confidential patient data is maintained.

Working with partner European Electronique (EE), Meru will replace the existing Aruba system and introduce the new network, including 1600 AP832 access points, an MC4200 controller, Meru Connect for secure on-boarding of guests and visitors and Meru Network Manager (formerly E(z)RF) to provide centralised monitoring, visibility and control of the WLAN.

Picture: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opted for Meru Networks for its intelligent Wi-Fi networking

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 09 July 2015

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