Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Core system replaced in a heartbeat at Southend Hospital.

What was the challenge?

  • Southend Hospital’s IT infrastructure was reaching end-of-life
  • New technology was needed to meet future demands from clinical services
  • Hospital had to keep working during upgrade to protect patient care


Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust employs nearly 4,500 staff and provides a wide range of acute services, from surgical specialties and cancer treatments, through to orthopaedics and children’s services.

However, each departments’ critical services were depending on a core IT system that was reaching end-of-life.  With vendor support ending, the hospital’s core infrastructure — and everything connected to it — was at risk.

Following meticulous planning, CAE deployed an advanced Cisco core infrastructure during a weekend in just 60 minutes. Now the hospital has the perfect infrastructure to meet future needs.