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 
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) -- 07/31/14 --  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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Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
+1 514-841-3355 
Local Media
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UK External Communications
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Kelly Hickman
Communications Officer
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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