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What was the challenge? 

1 – Southend Hospital’s IT infrastructure was reaching end-of-life
2 – New technology was needed to meet future demands from clinical services
3 – Hospital had to keep working during upgrade to protect patient care

The Point

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust employs nearly 4,500 staff and provides a wide range of acute services, from surgical specialities and cancer treatments, through to orthopaedics and children’s services.

However, each departments’ critical services were depending on a core IT system that was reaching end-of-life. With vendor support ending, the hospital’s core infrastructure — and everything connected to it — was at risk.

Following meticulous planning, CAE deployed an advanced Cisco core infrastructure during a weekend in just 60 minutes. Now the hospital has the perfect infrastructure to meet future needs.

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