Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rolls out Alert Cascade software

Alert Cascade has won a tender to provide the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a suite of mass notification solutions.

Alert Cascade supports trust, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, and other sectors with their critical alerting.

Russell Pearson, director of Alert Cascade said the product suite is modular, allowing GWH to select and pay for only the features they need, whilst being flexible enough to grow over time.

“By bringing major incident notifications, business continuity messaging, rota gap alerting, pager notifications, critical level ‘on call’ alerts, and general staff messaging under one umbrella, GWH have vastly improved and simplified their communication methods.

“At a time when NHS resources are at a premium, we’re pleased to have been able to assist them in successfully implementing a resilient solution that ensures compliance with the Core Standards and frees up valuable staff time to focus on patient care,” he added.

Sarah Orr, head of resilience and COVID response, GWH NHSFT added: “Expanding our Alert Cascade service to cover a wider array of communication needs has enabled us to communicate with our staff swiftly and effectively, ensuring a more comprehensive and cohesive response to any incidents we face. The built-in reporting has allowed us to capture crucial data about our staffing situation during COVID-19 and pivot our response accordingly, and the flexibility to be able to target alerts based on multiple criteria simplifies and automates our existing major incident and business continuity communication cascades.”

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