Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has awarded BT, one of the world’s leading communications and IT services companies, to be its sole supplier of voice and data communications in a five-year deal worth up to £20 million. Under the contract, BT will provide around 17,000 users with innovative communications technology and an infrastructure that will support the re-provisioning of healthcare across Northern Ireland.
The recently published Compton Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, ‘Transforming Your Care’, outlined the need to push care into the community, a strategy that will require the effective use of communications infrastructure to underpin it. BT’s ability to deliver on this vision and also drive significant cost efficiencies were key to it winning the contract.
Source: Information Daily