Supporting the NHS during a pandemic
Working in partnership with the Trusts the Installation Technology teams delivered a solution that more than met the challenge to ensure the hospital settings remained a safe environment for patients.
The immediate priority was to set up COVID-19 triage facilities and isolation pods by repurposing existing space throughout the hospital. This involved the seamless extension of the technology that support the critical clinical and administration applications.
Within days the Installation Technology Health and SafetyTeam had reviewed and enhanced the processes for working in hazardous conditions. It developed method statements that addressed the risk, allowing support engineers to work safely in a COVID-19 environment.
This rapid action allowed the internal ICT teams to focus on adapting internal processes for a more sustained approach to maintaining the technical architecture for Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) andGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH).
The deployed resource was available 24/7 to not only support essential service but to bring back into service laboratories that were required to allow enhanced research facilities to continue the fight against coronavirus.