SYSTEM DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR

HOSPITALS, MEDICAL CENTRES & AGED CARE FACILITIES

 

CASE STUDY

PROBLEM


  • Reliable, secure, clear radio communications across multiple channels for many different user groups.
  • Coverage across all major external areas of the campus and internally within the main hospital building – particularly the Emergency Department.
  • Ability to locate radio users in times of duress – particularly for those working alone.
  • System to be expandable as the hospital precinct grows.

NEED


  • Ageing fleet of radios not able to communicate across the whole of the hospital site. This is common as many hospitals are being rebuilt and/or expanded.
  • Current system is not able to be interfaced into warden/job despatch system used by larger hospitals.
  • Work health and safety challenges around staff location cannot be addressed with the current radio system.

OUTCOME


  • A 5 channel trunking system was deployed ensuring capacity for over 200 users across multiple talk-groups including porters, security, maintenance and cleaners
  • All conversations in clear digital with no external interference, taking place across all hospital areas
  • Interfaced with warden despatch software package to maximise staff efficiency and meet KPI’s
  • Variety of radio terminals supplied, all compatible and with features tailored to each user group
  • Robust 24Hr maintenance agreement in place to support the critical network
  • System is expandable to cater for future staff safety enhancements and efficiency gains

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