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Novosco wins IT contract with UK's largest women's hospital

Announcing the contract with Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust are David Walliker (right), chief information officer at the Trust, with Novosco's Ellen Dickson and James Anderson. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/PressEye.com

CLOUD provider Novosco has secured a significant contract with the UK's largest women's hospital to deliver an IT project that will enable rapid genome testing of new-born babies.

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust will be able to genetically test all new-borns as a result of the work by the Belfast-headquartered firm. It will allow the trust to detect any genetic conditions or illnesses in babies and to put in place a plan for early treatment.

Novosco will work with the trust to implement a dedicated high-performance computing system that is expected to bring about a 12-fold increase in the capacity of Liverpool Women's to genetically test new-born babies.

It will also feed into a major population health programme in Liverpool that aims to analyse genetic information by location, therefore identifying and enabling work to prevent localised health issues.

Novosco managing director Patrick McAliskey says: “We're delighted to secure this contract which will enable the trust to take genetic testing to the next level and play an important role in the identification and prevention of conditions and illnesses in new-born babies and the wider population.”

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust specialises in the health of women and their babies - both within the hospital and in the community. It is one of only two such specialist trusts in the UK - and the largest women's hospital of its kind.

Novosco is an IT infrastructure and managed cloud expert with clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the UK and Ireland, including Premiership football teams, some of the UK's largest health trusts and many top companies. It employs more than 150 people at offices in Belfast, Manchester, Dublin, and Cork.

Earlier this year, Novosco announced a seven-figure deal to upgrade and manage the entire IT infrastructure of Village Hotel Club which has 28 hotels and over 4,000 employees. It also recently announced a £10m contract with Notting Hill Housing.

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