Western Health manages three public hospitals: Western Hospital at Footscray; Sunshine Hospital at St Albans; and the Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, and a Transition Care Program at Hazeldean in Williamstown. A wide range of community based services are also managed by Western Health, along with a large Drug and Alcohol Service.
Western Health’s 6,500 staff provide services to approximately 800,000 people with a catchment area of 1,569 square kilometres.
Western Health provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services from its various sites; ranging from acute tertiary services in areas of emergency medicine, intensive care, medical and surgical services, through to subacute care and specialist ambulatory clinics. Western Health provides a combination of hospital and community-based services to aged, adult and pediatric patients and newborn babies.
AA Radio will be responsible for the migration of Western Health’s current analogue system to a new digital IDAS system. IDAS ICFR6000 repeaters will be installed in each site and IP linked across all Western Health’s facilities.
The new IDAS system will be the core communications network with security, Emergency Response Teams, engineering and general operations choosing the ICOM IC4163.
The Digital/analog mixed mode operation means the IDAS radio can receive both analog mode and digital mode signals on a single channel. This will aid the migration process as it allows partial introduction of the IDAS radios, while using the existing analog radios on the system. The IDAS system allows Western Health to scale their migration to suit their requirements.
“The new IDAS system will deliver greatly improved voice clarity and enhanced operational functionality including messaging capabilities, control & monitor points and improved emergency response capabilities for Western Health.” Adam Watson, Account Manager for AA Radio.
AA Radio delivers turnkey radio communications solutions tailored to suite our customers business and operational requirements. Our diverse range of capabilities enables us to deploy appropriate resources to work closely with each of our customers on the design and delivery of the solution to best suit their needs.
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