Gloucestershire NHS trust asks Updata to manage its IT networks
Capita arm gains five-year deal to manage LAN and WAN infrastructure for 140 healthcare sites
Capita’s enterprise IT arm Updata Infrastructure has won a five-year deal from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to supply and manage IT networks for healthcare organisations in the local region.
Updata will manage both a wide area network (WAN) and provide local area network (LAN) infrastructure and services for a range of organisations covering 140 sites that includes both hospitals and GP surgeries. It will also install a virtual private network that allows users to work remotely.
Updata will also work with eight South-West partner organisations of the Trust as part of the deal, including Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS), Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit (CSCSU) and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Countywide IT Services is to manage the contract on behalf of the foundation trust, which is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, employing more than 7,000 staff and providing care for a population of more than 612,000.
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.”