“Sometimes there’s a big gap between the technology and the point of care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve and help them recover from the pandemic. It’s an issue of social justice that we’re committed to support, and technology can help us do that.”
James Slaven, Chief Technology Officer, East London NHS Foundation Trust
East London NHS Democratizes Access to Healthcare
The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is a National Health Service trust that provides an array of mental health and community health services in the East London region of the United Kingdom. As part of its plan to meet rising demand, and to address unexpected and overwhelming stress on its systems wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, ELFT made the decision to migrate to the cloud, using the additional capacity to significantly scale its IT infrastructure, virtualize its networks, and implement a robust disaster recovery solution. The Trust chose VMware Cloud on AWS, activating VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery features as well as the included VMware NSX features which allow ELFT to create virtualized network devices.