Peter Newing

Chief Information Officer Presbyterian Aged Care

Aged Care Plenary Day Two: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

11:00 AM The Day the Roof Fell Off: How Presbyterian Aged Care Maintained IT Integrity and Customer Experience During a Natural Disaster

On the evening of 9th August 2019 gale-force winds struck Presbyterian Aged Care’s 130-bed residential Aged Care Facility in Stockton, Newcastle. A large section of roof blew off the building. Fortunately, despite extensive damage to property no one was injured. However 20 consumers were quickly relocated to temporary accommodation in Hammond Care’s new facility in Waratah, 20 minutes away. 

The IT transition to the new facility was seamless. With the provision of a connection to the internet, and just two URLS on a Hammond Care PC, PAC staff were able to provide the same quality of care our consumers were used to receiving back home in Stockton.

This session will explore how this was made possible:
  • The journey to migrate PAC to the cloud to deliver a more flexible and cost effective hosting platform
  • Benefits of executing the PAC Cloud migration strategy
  • Next steps: increasing data security and governance structures

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Peter.

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