With a 1.7 b£ turnover, 18,000 staff, 2.6 million patient contacts and 6,500 babies born every year make Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GStT) in London is one of the biggest NHS hospital trusts in the United Kingdom. With multiple sites and a many-fold of buildings it has an estimated 65,000 luminaires and it’s now going smart.
It started the roll-out during the 2020 lock-down period and has a plan to upgrade the lighting and emergency lighting over the next few years. Each light will join the Mymesh network. However, although the lighting is an important element, it is not only about the lighting. GStT interests go a step further; they want to integrate different types of sensors and actuators, but the key interest is more advanced.
A hospital has a lot of equipment that is used in many locations. Apart from being expensive, they are just required to do the job; in other words, equipment that can not be found makes the hospital very inefficient. This is why GStT has a strong interest for Asset Tracking. Something that Mymesh aims to deliver to the Smart Building of the future.