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Vilicom Assists NHS with Vital Networks at COVID-19 Field Hospitals

Vilicom at work in field hospitals
Vilicom at work in field hospitals

Vilicom deploys temporary in-building networks to support 2 new NHS field hospitals amid COVID-19 outbreak.

We are proud to announce the successful deployment of two temporary in-building wireless networks that will support the continued efforts of NHS staff during the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The new networks are providing a robust and seamless connection for critical tools and communications channels at the newly constructed NHS Louisa Jordan and NHS Nightingale facilities.

The new sites, based in Glasgow’s SEC and Birmingham’s NEC arenas, now house treatment centres with the capacity to hold 496 and 516 beds respectively. The mission ahead of us was to provide intricate configuration and integration of new systems, while decommissioning existing legacy networks.

At a time of extreme pressure and uncertainty, our teams delivered on a task of monumental importance – all within just 72 hours of receiving that brief.

A message from our CEO, Sean Keating:

“Our call to action was immediate. We had just 24 hours to define the scope of the imperative project ahead of us. Within just 48 hours, we had designed and reviewed our operation, and began to co-ordinate and mobilise in-house resources, third-party service partners and vendors. It is thanks to the unparalleled drive and hard work of all our staff that we were able to establish a fully operational network within 72 hours – a staggering feat and lasting testament to all those involved.

Our staff and vendors worked tirelessly to deliver this critical infrastructure in a high-pressure environment, when failure simply wasn’t an option. I am extremely proud of the work out dedicated teams have accomplished here.”


Download the full press release here.