The catchment area of an A&E department, or hospital, can be captured using mobile network data. Visits to specific areas of the hospital can be detected by deploying small cells, which provide insights at a more granular level.

The itineraries of detected users can also be assessed over a number of days, using clustering algorithms, to better understand drivers of demand.

This analysis can help inform resource planning for hospital departments, based on a range of inputs, including weather, events and other potential drivers of demand for services.

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