The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Chooses Austco Communication Systems as their Integrated Nurse Call Communications Provider


Toronto, ON November 3, 2014 – Austco Communication Systems announced today that The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario has selected Austco as their Nurse Call System provider. The 370-bed hospital is one of the largest and most respected pediatric academic health science centres in the world, known for excellent patient care, and cutting-edge research.

Austco will provide their flagship Nurse Call solution, TACERA, throughout the entire hospital, with the goal of enhancing the care delivery process with measurable improvements to patient care and satisfaction.

TACERA provides fast and direct patient-to-staff and staff-to-staff communication, which minimizes the need for overhead paging, and improves patient/family satisfaction. TACERA is also designed with infection control as a core objective. With spray-and-wipe stations, TACERA may assist with the prevention and spread of deadly Hospital Acquired Infections and improve patient outcomes.

We are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious healthcare organization as SickKids Hospital. We look forward to delivering solutions that will help SickKids meet their patient care objectives for years to come. said Clayton Astles, President, Austco Communications, North America.

About Austco Communication Systems:
Founded in 1986, Austco is a leading global provider of communication technology and software solutions for environments where communication is critical, such as healthcare and secure facilities. Through a solid network of partners and resellers, which spans over 60 countries and has helped over 8,000 sites globally, Austco aims to maintain the highest level of integrity and dedication, using reliable hardware and forward thinking solutions, which comply with global healthcare standards, to help customers improve efficiency, cut costs and successfully meet requirements of duty of care.

About The Hospital for Sick Children (
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.For more information, please visit

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