Liverpool 5G health and Social Care won an award at the 5G Realised Summit in London, hosted by UK5G, which took place at the TUC Building and attracted attendees from global 5G organisations, telcos, 5G testbeds, DCMS and multiple sectors.
Liverpool 5G Health and Social care were at the event to promote the products we’re currently running on our 5G network in Kensington, including: Defproc’s ‘Push to Talk’ device; Medication Support Company’s video pharmacy hub, Paman; Safehouse Sensors; CGA Simulation’s 5G planning tool and Digicredis’ Warnhydrate.
The Liverpool 5G team won an award whilst at the event for most innovative use of 5G technology. We nominated consortium partner, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital’s project contribution, which used 5G supported virtual reality headsets in palliative care wards to alleviate pain by distracting patients using VR films and images.
Two of our project leads, Rosemary Kay from eHealth Cluster and Ann Williams, from Liverpool City Council, talked to the conference audience about digital disruption in the health and social care sector and the role of 5G technology and an instigator of positive change. The pair also addressed the issue of affordable connectivity for communities facing digital exclusion due to an inability to afford a reliable internet connection. ‘Affordable 5G technology could democratise technological advancements within the health and social care sector’, said Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Lead.