Liverpool 5G tech project gets additional £1.48m in funding

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by Stephen Chapman

The Government has announced that the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care testbed will be extended for another year with an additional £1.48 million funding.

It will receive £0.94m from the DCMS, taking its total investment to £4.9m, plus £0.54m from consortium partners.

The project is a collaboration between 11 organisations in the city, including hospitals, the council, universities and technology SMEs, all creating new 5G supported health technologies to help people in Kensington manage long-term health conditions at home.

“We want the UK to be a world leader in 5G and our modern industrial strategy will help deliver this,” said Minister for Digital, Margot James.

“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."

Some of the new technology includes a Loneliness Gaming and Quizzing App, Safehouse Sensors to detect falls, and Telehealth in a Box, designed to aid communication between The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Trust and patients in the community.