The merger by acquisition of Birmingham’s two largest hospital trusts in April 2018 brings together University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals and also includes the Birmingham Chest Clinic.
The merged organisation is now one of the largest trusts in England treating over 2.2 million patients each year, with more than 2,700 beds across its sites and an estimated annual turnover of £1.6 billion. The new Trust will deliver services to patients in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffordshire.
Servelec's Oceano PAS solution was launched at UHB in Summer 2017 after a four year collaboration between Servelec HSC and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to develop a new generation patient administration system to meet the needs of the NHS today and in the future. As part of the contract extension, the Oceano PAS solution will be deployed at the additional hospital sites across the heart of England demonstrating the scalability of the solution to accommodate the growth of the trust and maintain high levels of performance and usability.
Alan Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer at Servelec, said “We are truly delighted to be awarded the contract extension by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to deploy our Oceano PAS solution at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals and at Birmingham Chest Clinic.
“Oceano PAS is designed to meet the needs of the modern day NHS and it has been an incredible journey from developing the solution to launching the PAS at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust back in 2017. The deployment of Oceano PAS at the additional four sites shows the impressive capabilities and scalability of the system in meeting the demands of high performing acute trusts in the NHS today. We look forward to working with the teams in Birmingham and supporting them to deliver integrated healthcare across the footprint of the newly merged Trust.”