The Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia is the most technologically advanced health facility in the country, showcasing leading integrated communications technology. Using the latest in smart technology significantly increases clinician-patient time and reduces the amount of time spent on menial and administrative tasks.

Ventia was awarded the contract to deliver a significant portion of the innovative design and installation of the information and communications technology (ICT) in this facility.

Working as part of a broader integrated design and construct team, we designed, installed and commissioned key components of the next-generation ICT infrastructure. This included:

  • a high availability ICT network infrastructure comprising all core, distribution, edge switching and wireless access points throughout the facility; from bedside to staff work areas
  • the IP PABX which delivers a unified communications system
  • a wireless real-time location system for patient and equipment tracking to room-based level accuracy
  • a deeply integrated ICT network supporting a wide range of hospital activities including all operational data and voice services, meal ordering by patients and medical imaging.

Our ICT infrastructure solutions also consisted of:  

  • 32,000 network ports
  • 700+ Cisco network routers and switches
  • 3,300 wireless access points
  • 4,200 fixed phones
  • 550 wireless phones
  • 2,000+ wireless location transmitters and readers
  • 2 data centres designed for high availability (99.999%)
  • 62 distribution rooms

The ICT network was also designed for considerable capacity, scalability and expandability to adapt to future changes.

Ventia brings over 20 years of industry experience in designing and completing some of the country's largest communications networks across a wide range of fixed and wireless technologies. The breadth of our services and our ability to scale means we can provide any organisation with a complete turn-key approach to ICT services, reducing whole-of-life project costs.