Softcat plc, an IT infrastructure solutions and services provider, has been awarded a contract to be the new device partner for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The £4 million contract will support the opening and operation of Liverpool’s new 640-bed Royal Liverpool University Hospital which is due to open in September 2022.
Softcat will provide end-user devices, peripherals, pre-staging, deployment, engineering, and recycling services.
During this time, Softcat will work as an extension of the Trust’s Digital Services delivery team, joining an ecosystem of partners to deliver modern health-specific solutions, enabling them to meet current demands and challenges and provide a seamless experience for end-users.
Adam Rice, Public Sector Director at Softcat said, "Softcat plc is delighted to be working with the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support the organisation in achieving true digital transformation. The contract builds on over 10 years experience in helping our healthcare and NHS customers deliver a safer, efficient environment for their staff and patients.
“NHS Trusts are being challenged by the need to transform the way they deliver care while continuing to manage unprecedented demand. By helping Trusts harness the power of technology, we enable them to meet the challenge head-on and improve outcomes, and patient and employee experiences.”
The services that Softcat is set to provide are built to be agile, flexible, and scalable, and form part of the company’s wider strategy to support digital transformation initiatives within the public health sector.
The device contract was awarded to Softcat following further competition via the Health Trust Europe (HTE) ICT Solutions Framework (ComIT 2 – Complete IT); a framework that offers a broad scope of ICT, including hardware, software, and professional services, to support NHS and wider public sector organisations with their procurement requirements in a proficient and cost-effective way.
Dr. Jason Bincalar, Chief Information Officer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust added, “Softcat is a valued strategic partner who brings to the table significant IT experience and great capability.”
“Providing the best patient and staff experience at the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital was the driving force for the partnership with Softcat. The Trust needed an innovative way to equip the new hospital without compromising the high-quality service that our Digital team provides at our existing hospital sites. Sharing this challenge with Softcat and leveraging their full technology life cycle service has proved to be the best approach.”