May 12, 2020 | Andrew
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced that London would be using the ExCel Centre to construct the 4,000-bed capacity NHS Nightingale Hospital, and the question was raised as to how to go about launching this new temporary hospital. Global professional services network KPMG was given the responsibility for providing an IT solution and reporting on the processes and outcomes of the project.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was quick to assist by offering its Digital Research Environment (DRE) to host the IT solution. Aridhia has been providing GOSH with a DRE since 2017 and we were able to step in immediately and assist with the set-up of the Nightingale solution in a Microsoft Azure subscription.
Such a considerable operation to be completed in such a short time frame requires a stable underlying digital infrastructure, and our team worked tirelessly in order to provide this. The technical and project management teams at Aridhia dealt with everything from licensing requirements to Azure capacity issues, so that KPMG could put their digital solutions in place. Said solutions were used to provide a wide variety of logistical services to the Nightingale.
“Supporting the NHS in the setup of such an important facility during a time of crisis has been incredibly rewarding.”
Aridhia continues to support the underlying digital environment in terms of alerts, reporting and ensuring the ongoing information security of the space as we work through these unprecedented times.
As the Nightingale currently moves into standby phase, the monumental effort and forward-planning of all involved is ensuring that the hospital can provide a safety net if or when it is needed in the months to come.