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St Barnabas Hospice (Lincoln) WAN solution with Focus Group
New ERA SD-WAN delivers improved WAN infrastructure including HSCN-as-a-Service and Secure VPN Global WAN Transformation

The Challenge
To create a new WAN solution proving high speed internet, security, access to the Health and Social Care
Network and improve VPN access for over 200 users.

Provide a cloud-managed solution for St Barnabas Hospice support staff to easily manage provisioning,
network changes and view network performance.

The Solution
Meraki SD-WAN infrastructure with a blend of internet connectivity for resilience. HSCN-as-a-Service
delivered into the SD-WAN fabric. Cisco AnyConnect APEX VPN Licensing to improve secure VPN access
with failover design.

The Results
The new SD-WAN solution has transformed St Barnabas Hospice away from an aging MPLS Network and
enabled the organisation to vastly improve internet connectivity. Healthcare staff are able to gain access
to HSCN quickly and securely.


As a social enterprise, HQP was founded by a number of the UK’s leading hospices in 2014 and provides access to exclusive supplier agreements, designed to reduce costs, deliver quality improvements and support sustainable services.