United Kingdom: Mid Yorkshire Teaching NaHS Trust's Dewsbury and District Hospital gets new data center

May 10, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The Mid Yorkshire Teaching NaHS Trust's Dewsbury and District Hospital in the UK has a new 'digital data center' (DDC). The DDC will be replacing the hospital's former data center, which has become outdated and was not able to be expanded as it was within an existing hospital building. According to the Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, the data center had experienced outages during summer months in the past due to air conditioning issues.

Mat Ramskill, head of digital platforms, said: “Digital transformation in healthcare is a key focus for the NHS and for us at Mid Yorkshire. The new digital data center will support the delivery of this across the Trust by enabling us to take full advantage of all appropriate technological opportunities. “The data center is essential to ensuring key services and applications are available and efficient 24 hours a day.”

Kat Poole, associate director of Infrastructure: Digital, added: “It is vital that we meet the challenge of improving patient outcomes and experience through maximizing the potential benefits of new technologies. Future-proofing our digital infrastructure with leading-edge support will be crucial to achieving this. It has been a fantastic team effort with colleagues working tirelessly to create this new state-of-the-art facility that will benefit patients and almost every single colleague across the Trust.”