Westminster moves to broadband

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Major provider Westminster Health Care has upgraded its IT system throughout each of the 88 care homes which make up the group. The major improvement to the system is the transfer to “broadband”, which provides a high-speed permanent link, where available, from the Inverness based servers to all the company¹s care homes. Westminster says the new IT facility is considered to be leading edge for the healthcare industry and incorporates many of the features associated with far larger organisations, leading to the provision of more state-of-the-art equipment, effective telecommunications facilities, and ultimately a better trained, informed and able staff base. Via the broadband system, care home managers will be able to discuss issues with their colleagues via discussion forums, as well as accessing centrally held knowledge databases. Uploading and downloading information, such as daily census figures and company-wide documentation and announcements, will also be much faster and more efficient. Westminster says

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