West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust signs five-year contract with CGI to upgrade and manage its IT

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust signs five-year contract with CGI to 
upgrade and manage its IT 
FOR: CGI Group Inc. 
and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust 
JULY 31, 2014 
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust signs five-year contract with CGI to
upgrade and manage its IT 
CGI to deliver IT services to help the Trust improve the quality of patient
care and ways of working for 4,000+ employees 
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 31, 2014) - CGI (NYSE:GIB)
(TSX:GIB.A) and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages hospitals
in Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, have partnered to upgrade the
Trust's IT infrastructure to help improve patient care and safety through
better access to information for clinicians and other staff. The five-year
contract is valued at approximately GBP 25.5million.  
CGI will develop an infrastructure and service management program that supports
staff across the Trust's three hospitals and at additional smaller
healthcare sites throughout west Hertfordshire via an outcome-based contract.
This will result in more reliable and robust IT services and support, including
faster networks, improved telephone systems and increased IT security. A new
24/7 help desk for nurses, doctors and other staff who have IT issues also will
be put in place. New or upgraded devices will be issued to staff who need them,
including PCs, laptops, tablets and other electronic devices. 
Samantha Jones, Trust chief executive said: "This is great news for our
hospitals, our patients and our staff. The investment we are making to update
our technology and improve our IT services will without doubt help us to
deliver better and safer care for our patients. Our plans will radically
overhaul the way we use IT across our hospitals and the benefits are wide
reaching, including speeding up the time we are able to see and treat our
patients. It will also make sure our systems are as secure as they possibly can
be and, importantly, make life a lot easier for our staff." 
Lisa Emery, Trust chief information officer said: "Staff need access to
the most up-to-date patient information, which will be delivered by using the
latest technology, including mobile devices. It will deliver real benefits for
our patients." 
Calum Macleod, vice president of healthcare for CGI in the UK said: "CGI
is very excited to bring our experience of helping to modernize the delivery of
healthcare to Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals. We look forward
to working with the Trust to support its vision of providing consistently good
care to its patients." 
About West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust  
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute trust serving people
from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. The Trust is made
up of Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals and sees about 600,000
patients a year. The Trust is one of the largest employers locally, with around
4,500 staff and volunteers. 
About CGI  
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information
technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately
68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and
delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a
comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT
consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance,
infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions.
With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of
approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the
NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com. 
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Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations
Local Media
Jenny Thorpe
UK External Communications
+44 (0)7771 815428
Kelly Hickman
Communications Officer
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
+44 (0) 1923 436 281
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