NHS IT Network Cabling

NHS IT Network Cabling

A major IT and telephone network cabling project at St Richards NHS Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex.

Although complex, this project was typical of the type of work Portsmouth Communications is asked to do. In this case the hospital’s computer services needed to be re-located urgently from temporary portacabins to a permanent location within the main hospital.

Critically, the installation and transfer needed to take place without any interruption to the computer services so that the hospital could continue to operate normally.

Portsmouth Communications was asked to project manage the whole move, working in conjunction with the hospital’s in-house computer team. The work comprised of three main elements ; data network / telephone cabling , electrical infrastructure and project management.

  • Supply, installation and testing of: multi-core fibre optic cables, Cat 5e data outlets and telephone extensions.
  • Full network testing (Fluke, light meter & OTDR)
  • Diverson of the existing fibre optic backbone.
  • Supply, installation and testing of a new electrical circuits and a Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
  • Project management of the above works within tight timescales and outside of normal working hours to minimise any disruption to the hospital.

In the event a smooth and successful transfer took place without any downtime or faults.

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Client Testimonial

“Portsmouth Communications have been working for the former Royal West Sussex Trust, now the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, for the past 8 years and are involved in all of our telecommunication needs. Portsmouth Communications are involved from installing an extra telephone or data point to supplying and installing entire voice and data networks within new buildings. We have always found Portsmouth Communications not only exceptionally professional, but most of all helpful; any issue that arises they will always identify the issue and provide the answer – ‘there is never a problem, only a solution’. The work is not only carried out to a high standard it is also completed on time, even if that means working ‘out of hours’. Due to the nature of hospitals situations can arise where works are needed to be carried out as a mater of urgency and Portsmouth Communications are always there to help at any time if needed. The standard of work and the flexibility that Portsmouth Communications offer makes them our preferred supplier/installer at St. Richards Hospital”. A.S., Capital Projects Manager, St Richards Hosptial, Western Sussex Hospitals Trust.