DCMS Extends Liverpool 5G Funding
DCMS extends Liverpool 5G funding for another 12 months.
17:59 08 April 2019
Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care, Europe’s first dedicated 5G health and social care pilot, has been given funding for another 12 months. The project creates 5G supported health technologies to help people in Kensington manage long-term health conditions at home so doctors and hospitals can focus their resources where they are critically needed.
Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project director, said: “Liverpool 5G is pleased to announce we’ve had funding for our 5G project extended by DCMS for another 12 months. This recognises the great work taking place across the project and gives us more time to explore the benefits of providing affordable 5G technology to people living in digitally deprived communities, with long-term health conditions.”
Margot James, Minister for Digital, said: “We want the UK to be a world leader in 5G and our modern industrial strategy will help deliver this. The Liverpool testbed is just one of the innovative 5G projects we’re funding across the country and I’m pleased it can continue its important work. I recently visited it and saw first-hand how 5G can improve quality of life and transform the way health and social care is delivered in our communities.”