Liverpool 5G team win award at national conference

 The team behind the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project – which is helping support people with medical conditions to live at home safely – have won a prestigious national award.

Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care was the first supported health trial of its kind in Europe, establishing a 5G network to support much needed health technologies in a digitally deprived neighbourhood

The 5G technology is used to manage and monitor health conditions remotely, an app that teaches anxiety reduction techniques, a remote GP triaging service, wound care and management and sensor technology. The project will run until 2022.

The Liverpool 5G Create venture’s developing a private, independent 5G network for health, social care and education in other selected parts of the city.

Liverpool 5G partners, Blu Wireless and Broadway Partners, were awarded ‘the most significant vertical sector deployment by a vendor’, for their involvement in Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Project. 

Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G’s Project Director, said“Recognition of our work so far encourages our team to continue providing life-changing health and social care technologies for the city. We’re excited by the range of 5G-supported technologies we’re able to bring to digitally deprived parts of Liverpool as part of our new project.”

Supported by UK5G and DCMS, the 5G Realised Conference is part of 5G Week. Designed to push forward the 5G ecosystem, it aims to connect industry leaders across the spectrum: from government institutions and operators to independent vendors. It explores the multitude of applications for 5G, and how to realise them.

The Liverpool 5G consortium is led by the University of Liverpool with partners Liverpool City Council, Blu Wireless Technology Ltd, Broadway Partners Ltd, Liverpool John Moores University, CGA Simulation Ltd, Docobo Ltd, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust.