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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust goes live with System C

21st October 2014

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust this weekend successfully deployed the Medway PAS/EPR from System C.

After a 10-month deployment, the Trust has gone live with the Medway PAS, A&E and BI modules. This involved migrating some 18.7 million records from its legacy McKesson TotalCare software.

Rob Gillies, Southport and Ormskirk’s executive medical director, said the deployment was a major achievement made possible by the hard work and commitment of everyone involved.

“We are very pleased to have such a smooth go-live. We undertook this project knowing that it was going to involve a massive amount of change for us – we had been using our old TotalCare system for 25 years”, he said.

The Trust employs 3,400 people and provides hospital and community-based services to over a quarter of a million patients across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Mr Gillies continued: “This has been a partnership project from the outset. System C has worked very closely with us in managing the change process and over the coming months and years we will be working together to make sure we get maximum benefit out of the opportunities offered by Medway”.

Southport and Ormskirk is the eighteenth Medway deployment System C has completed in the last two years.  

Markus Bolton, joint CEO of System C, commented: “Every go-live is a major project and a huge responsibility for us.  

“Moving a Trust to a new PAS/EPR is an enormously complex task because so many users are involved and the move requires changes to processes across all areas of a Trust’s operations.  

“We’re really pleased that Southport has been so successful. That success is a tribute to the great team effort and to the experience we’ve built up over these last two years.”