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Austco wins contract to supply industry-leading software integrations to growing Canadian healthcare centre

Austco has received a $1.57m CAD contract to supply the industry-leading Tacera Nurse Call platform for a new specialized rehabilitation and complex care hospital.

Austco won the project through a two-year partnership with EllisDon, the construction and building services company. After a rigorous competitive process, Austco was chosen on the basis that Tacera’s software interfaces, using open protocols, are the most flexible and advanced.

Located in Toronto, West Park Healthcare Centre’s new hospital is currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2023, and Austco system delivery in 2022. The new, approximately 730,000 square foot hospital, surrounded by nature on 27 acres in a park-like setting will feature 314 inpatient beds and double its current outpatient space to meet the future healthcare needs of Canadians.

All 314 beds will feature the Austco Patient Station and will include EllisDon’s Alarm & Event Management System, integratED. Workflow optimization and staff efficiency solutions will be used to enhance communication between patients and caregivers. An open architecture design will provide the hospital with both long-term system scalability and flexibility.

“We are committed to providing innovative solutions that deliver quality care and optimize the patient experience,” Clayton Astles, CEO of Austco, said. “Our exceptional Tacera nurse call system is integral to quality operation of any hospital and our technology drives productivity and ensures improvement in patient care.”

About Tacera Nurse Call System

Tacera as the world’s first solution of its kind with all the components fully IP-configurable and with their own unique addresses, enabling better system management and supervision. Nurse and patient stations use SIP enabling non-blocking audio connections when integrating wired and wireless connections on site. The solution’s touch screen console and single platform are designed to help medical staff operated in a far more organised fashion. Tacera also offers specialised reporting arming nurses and managers with important workflow and performance data which can be gathered from small targeted cells or across entire facilities.

About EllisDon

EllisDon, an employee-owned, $5 billion-a-year construction services company that has grown exponentially beyond its modest origins in London, Ontario. With over 5,000 salaried and hourly employees across fifteen national and international offices, EllisDon has become a leader in every sector and nearly every facet of the construction industry. EllisDon’s commitment to Inclusive Diversity is to work together to create an inclusive environment where all of our employees can reach their full potential and individual differences are valued and respected. In 2020, EllisDon founded the Alliance of Black Employee Experience and Leadership (ABEEL) with the goal to educate and raise awareness on how we can all be part of the change to stop anti-Black racism within EllisDon and our communities.

About West Park Healthcare Centre

West Park helps patients get their lives back by providing specialized rehabilitative and complex care after a life‐altering illness or injury such as lung disease, amputation, stroke, and traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. Renowned in rehabilitative medicine, West is also designated as the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Long-Term Ventilation in Ontario.

West Park is building a new hospital and transforming its 27-acre site into an integrated campus of care, enabling the hospital to evolve its rehabilitative programs to meet Ontario’s future healthcare needs.

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