NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow gets digital boost

Vodaphone build enhanced network in just five days to give patients and NHS workers the capability to video and voice call.

Vodafone UK has boosted the capacity of its network to support the staff and patients of the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow.

The enhanced network, which was built in just five days by Vodafone, will give patients and NHS workers the capability to video and voice call their families and friends.

Scott Petty, Vodafone UK’s Chief Technology Officer said: “Keeping the UK connected during this health crisis has never been more important.  Our engineers are doing a fantastic job, often in the face of adversity, to bring temporary hospitals online in just a few days when it would normally take a number of weeks.

“We also are adapting our network constantly and have more than doubled 4G capacity to ensure both health workers and patients are able to keep in touch with loved ones during the lockdown.”

Vodafone’s installation at the hospital – located at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus – means that doctors and nurses are able to access the central NHS system, like they would in any permanent hospital.

Jilly Young, NHS Louisa Jordan hospital’s Chief Executive, said: “We know that it is not only essential that people are able to stay in contact with their loved ones but that we are able to offer the same safe, effective and high quality care you would receive at any other hospital.

“On behalf of the entire NHS team, I would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Vodafone for their involvement and remarkable contribution to the delivery of our hospital.”