Humber provide a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addictions services to people living in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. This is a large geographical area which is home to approximately 600,000 people. They employ 2,500 staff across 70 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.
Humber inherited a complex existing data network that not only supports their own services but also other local trusts. This legacy network was based on a Transition Network (TN) - formally N3 - point to point network, with additional internet provision.
The trust’s acquisition of geographically distant new sites, plus the ever-increasing demand for both corporate network and internet access led to them using the launch of HSCN as an opportunity to review their current network provision.
Migration to a HSCN based solution allowed them to rationalise their legacy infrastructure, creating greater capacity, cost savings and additional resilience for both themselves, and the local trusts they provide support services for.