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SOMPAR – Case Study

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SOMPAR) provides a wide range of integrated community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services to people of all ages.

Their aim is to provide the care and support needed for all the health conditions they treat.

The Trust employs over 3,800 staff, and has a turnover of £158 million. They provide a wide range of integrated community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services to people of all ages in over 100 sites across the county.

Objectives

  • Improve intersite communications in a secure manner
  • Increase WiFi availability across all sites
  • Source and procure a secure and reliable email archiving platform

Services

Site-to-site connectivity
Wireless Access Points
Email Archiving

The Challenge

SOMPAR required private and dedicated internet connections between their sites in the South West. A point of emphasis for SOMPAR was a hassle-free installation process, something they have struggled with from other suppliers which resulted in both financial and operational issues. As with any Public Sector organisation, keeping expenditure at a minimum was a big contributing factor in the selection process.

The Solution

Stream Networks provisioned multiple “Point-to-Point” internet connections to ensure all of SOMPAR’s main sites were connected to each other which allowed for easy data transfer in a secure and reliable manner.

Our operations and provisioning teams used their industry experience to manage the installations to ensure that the process was meticulously planned and executed.

Using this process we ensured that the internal staff at SOMPAR could minimise disruption to their schedules and workload by planning appointments local to each other in consecutive time slots. This ensured the circuits were provisioned on time, and within budget.

“Working with Stream Networks was of great benefit to the Trust.
We were delighted to enjoy significant cost savings in no time.”
Tony Ashworth, IT Systems Manager

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