Case Study

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Starlink Mobility – Fully Managed Connectivity

Mobile Screening Unit: Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust plays a vital role in delivering vital healthcare services to the people of Dartford and surrounding areas. To ensure they can provide the best possible care, even in remote locations with limited connectivity, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust utilises a mobile screening unit. However, traditional terrestrial connectivity solutions often proved unreliable in these areas, hindering their ability to deliver efficient and effective services.


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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

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The Challenge

 Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust’s mobile screening unit faced significant challenges due to inconsistent and unreliable internet connectivity in remote locations. These limitations hampered:

  • Real-time data transmission: Sharing critical medical data (e.g., patient scans, test results) with specialists for remote consultations and diagnoses.
  • Remote consultations: Conducting seamless video consultations with patients and specialists, regardless of location.
  • Efficient workflow: Uploading and downloading large medical files quickly to streamline on-site operations.

These limitations could potentially delay diagnoses and treatment, impacting patient care.

The Solution

To address these challenges, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust partnered with Clarus Networks Group to implement a revolutionary solution – Starlink’s advanced Mobility service. Starlink’s low Earth orbit constellation provides unparalleled connectivity, ensuring reliable and high-speed internet access for the mobile screening unit, even in the most remote locations.

Key Benefits of Starlink Mobility:

  • Unparalleled Speeds: Starlink boasts remarkable download speeds of 220Mbps and upload speeds of 40Mbps, even while the unit is on the move. This enables real-time data transmission, facilitating efficient remote consultations and diagnoses.
  • Ultra-Low Latency: With latency as low as 20-99ms, Starlink ensures near-instantaneous communication between medical personnel, specialists, and patients, crucial for time-sensitive medical situations.
  • Reliable Coverage: Starlink’s extensive network provides consistent and dependable coverage, even in rugged terrains and remote valleys, unlike traditional solutions that struggle in such areas.
  • Enhanced Patient Care: Reliable connectivity empowers Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to deliver a wider range of services on-site, improving patient experience and potentially leading to faster diagnoses and treatment.
  • Future-proofed Solution: Starlink’s future-oriented technology ensures Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust remains at the forefront of mobile healthcare delivery, prepared to adapt to evolving needs.

The Results

The Results

By adopting Starlink Mobility, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has revolutionised its mobile screening unit’s capabilities. Reliable, high-speed internet connectivity empowers them to deliver exceptional healthcare services in any location, regardless of terrestrial infrastructure limitations. This translates to:

  • Improved Efficiency: Streamlined workflows through faster data transmission and seamless remote consultations.
  • Enhanced Patient Care: Faster diagnoses, improved treatment options, and a more positive patient experience.
  • Greater Reach: The ability to deliver essential healthcare services to underserved and remote communities.

Partnering for Progress

The collaboration between Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, Clarus Networks Group, and Starlink exemplifies a shared commitment to innovation and excellence in healthcare delivery. Starlink Mobility empowers Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to bridge the connectivity gap and ensure everyone has access to the vital healthcare services they deserve, wherever they are located.

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