Siemens Information & Communications Networks (ICN) has secured a contract worth in excess of €1.5 million to provide next-generation healthcare communications technology for the new 100-bed Galway Clinic, planned to open in June of this year. Siemens is providing the Galway Clinic with a fully integrated information and communications network, radiotherapy equipment and consulting services. The communications solution will mean that all departments within the hospital will be connected seamlessly. The voice and data communications solution is integrated with the Hospital Information System so that electronic patient records can be accessed from any device anywhere in the hospital. One of the key applications provided is HiMed, which allows patients to make telephone calls prepaid with smart card technology, access TV, radio or Internet from their bedside. www.siemens.ie/enterprise/industry/health/index.htm.