London Ambulance Service gets new dispatch system for Olympics


London Ambulance Service gets new dispatch system for Olympics

Antony Savvas

The London Ambulance Service has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide a new computer-aided dispatch system for handling emergency calls and ambulance movements.

Northrop Grumman will design, develop and implement the system, which will be introduced in 2010. It will improve the effectiveness of the dispatch process while allowing for future growth and expanded capabilities.

The system will be fully operational to support the London Ambulance Service during the 2012 London Olympics.

"Our computer-aided dispatch system will consolidate emergency response command and control actions and help the London Ambulance Service bring resources to the scene of emergencies more rapidly and efficiently," said John Hopkins, director of UK operations for Northrop Grumman IT.

The computer-aided dispatch system will be implemented using Northrop Grumman's CommandPoint platform.

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