UXC scores AU$40M new hospital IT contract

The Gold Coast University Hospital is slated to be open by late 2013, and UXC will implementing its IT infrastructure within the next 12 months.

Systems integrator UXC has nabbed an AU$40 million exclusive contract to roll out the IT infrastructure for the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) in Queensland, which is still under construction.

The hospital's construction contractor, Lend Lease, was the company that sought out UXC.

UXC's work will encompass a number of ICT areas, including the datacentre, wired network, wireless LAN, unified communications, IP telephony, security, and patient entertainment system.

The integrator will start work immediately, and is expected to be finished within 12 months.

"This project will be instrumental in building and extending our infrastructure and burgeoning health capabilities," UXC managing director Cris Nicolli said in a statement. "It is also a significant opportunity to establish our relationship with Lend Lease, and to broaden our relationship with Queensland Health."

Once the GCUH opens in September 2013, it will support 750 overnight and 241 same-day patient beds. It will provide specialised services in oncology, neurosurgery, cardiac, and paediatrics.

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