Connecting health care staff when it matters the most

Ineffective mobile communications could increase the level of patient risk, a Cel-Fi Mobile Signal Boosters offered a reliable means of mitigating this risk.

Client Profile

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Challenge

The two main hospital sites are constructed using moderned building techniques to ensure they are as energy efficient as possible however, this in itself prevents mobile signal penetration. Additionally, both sites are located on undulating ground meaning that certain sections of some buildings are actually below what would normally be called ground level, also adding to the problem.

The main areas of concern were;

Telephone Technology already provided communications solutions to Southport and Ormskirk hospitals and they knew we had experience in this particular field. We were delighted they asked for our advice and we wholeheartedly embraced the project to solve this problem.

Business needs

In a hospital environment, continuous and stable mobile connectivity is imperative for staff and patients alike, it can actually save lives. 

At Southport and Ormskirk Hospital, they needed to improve mobile signal coverage in key areas of the existing buildings.

The Solution

Following a site survey, the Cel-Fi QUATRA mobile signal boosters were selected and installed to the 2 key areas of prime clinical importance. The Cel-Fi QUATRA is a scalable in-building mobile system for delivering high quality signal in venues up to 200,000 ft². 

Within the Senior Management HQ, the smaller Cel- Fi Solo system was installed as the area of required coverage was considerably smaller. 

These systems are cost-efficient and easy-to-deploy solutions which combines the best of active DAS and Smart Booster technologies which have been widely adopted by industry and networks around the world. These set new standards in Signal Boosting capabilities. Cel-Fi systems deliver a mobile signal which is up to significantly stronger than traditional analogue solutions.

Business Benefits


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