Updata wins NHS trust network and remote working deal

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust gets Wan, Lan and VPN services

Updata Infrastructure, part of Capita IT Enterprise Services, has been awarded a five-year contract by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) to supply and manage IT networks for healthcare organisations in the region.

As part of the contract, Updata will manage a wide area network and provide local area network infrastructure and services for a range of organisations covering 140 sites, including hospitals and GP surgeries. Updata will also install a virtual private network solution, allowing users to work remotely.

The NHS logo on a signThe contract is being managed by Countywide IT Services on behalf of GHNHSFT, one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, employing more than 7,000 staff and caring for a population of over 600,000 people.

Updata will work with eight partner organisations of the Trust as part of the contract, including Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS), Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit (CSCSU) and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Zack Pandor, director at Countywide IT Services, said: “We are pleased to be working with Updata to enhance the network facilities across the Trust and our partner organisations. The new contract will provide greater flexibility, service transparency and value-for-money, while improving the service for staff.”

Béatrice Butsana-Sita, managing director at Updata, said: “Our work to install and manage networks for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation and their partner organisations will help them to meet operational challenges, while enabling smarter ways of working for their staff.”

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