UXC wins $40m contract for Gold Coast University Hospital
ICT infrastructure solutions and services company UXC has won a $40 million contract to provide the full network infrastructure for the new Gold Coast University Hospital, construction of which is due to be completed at the end of the year.
The $1.76 billion hospital, which has been planned, designed and constructed in only four years, is located adjacent to Griffith University's Gold Coast campus. Healthscope is also planning to build a private hospital on the site, which is expected to begin construction next year for a completion date in 2015.
Staff and patients from Gold Coast Hospital will begin to relocate to the new 750-bed facility at some stage next year, before its official opening in September.
UXC has been chosen by managing contractor Lend Lease as the sole supplier of goods and services for the hospital’s infrastructure. This includes a data centre, wired network, wireless LAN, unified communications and IP telephony, along with real time location services (RTLS) and patient entertainment systems.
The new hospital will provide a greater range of specialised care, including new and expanded services such as cancer radiotherapy services, neurosciences, neonatal intensive care, trauma response services and cardiac surgery. In addition to the 750 inpatient beds, it will also provide 241 day surgery beds.
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