Select your location

Skip to main content
News & Events
SSG Host IHEEM West Midlands Branch Meeting to discuss smart hospitals, ward design and collaborative working

SSG Host IHEEM West Midlands Branch Meeting to discuss smart hospitals, ward design and collaborative working

IHEEM West Midlands’ latest branch meeting was hosted by SSG at the company’s Design & Innovation Centre near Wolverhampton in late November 2019. Close to 30 attendees representing a cross-section of estates personnel and healthcare suppliers took part.

The CPD-certified event comprised two presentations, with attendees encouraged to share their views and experiences. The first presentation, held in the facility’s Repeatable Rooms’ four-bed bay, focused on ‘smart’ hospitals and the latest applications to help keep patients safe and empower care teams. The second presentation, held in Static Systems’ Innovation Ward, explored the impact that ward design can have on a patient’s well-being and recovery.

A common thread throughout the event was the real benefits to be achieved through collaborative working.

Smart hospitals and the future of healthcare communications

Developments in technology are influencing the way hospitals operate and enabling them to become ‘smarter’ than ever before. As part of this revolution, we are witnessing significant changes in the ways staff engage with colleagues and patients; in the delivery of mission-critical support for healthcare applications; in the importance of information technology in improving patient well-being, safety and experience; and in the ways system providers are supporting healthcare engineering teams.

Branch members met with Static Systems’ Product Manager, Matt Wakelam, who outlined the benefits of the latest nurse call and healthcare communication solutions which are already being used by forward-thinking trusts to establish patient-centred healthcare environments and universal digital healthcare platforms.

Solutions discussed and demonstrated included medical devices and sensor technologies, VoIP telephony, smart devices, RTLS systems, EPR/EMR, CCTV and access control – all of which work seamlessly with nurse call and can easily integrate into a hospital’s IP infrastructure.

The impact of interior design on patient well-being and collaborative working

Matt Clutton, another of Static Systems’ product managers, explained that the company’s focus has shifted from just being on the equipment to also being on the actual design of the ward space itself. He explained that through working with interior design specialists, Grosvenor Interiors, Static Systems has changed the way in which it has approached both the refurbishment of the Innovation Ward and the design of its latest bedhead services trunking product. Both are examples of how integrated design can enhance the patient room in order to improve well-being and assist in a speedy recovery.

Static Systems’ Marketing Manager, Jennie Terry, comments: “We engage with IHEEM as a company affiliate and are always pleased to welcome their members and colleagues to our Design & Innovation Centre. Events such as this one offer positive benefits for members including CPD and invaluable networking opportunities. Furthermore, the informality encourages the free flow of questions and feedback which I am sure is useful to everyone. As a systems provider and product manufacturer, the discussions which ensue are valuable to us in our development of future solutions.”

Static Systems Group welcomes visitors to its Design & Innovation Centre which is available for meetings and can also be used by the wider industry to test, trial and develop conceptual ideas and new solutions. For further information, e-mail:

Spike Armstrong Joins SSG as Part of Halma Future Leaders Development Programme

  SSG is delighted to introduce our Associate Product Manager, Spike Armstrong, who has recently become a part of our team through the Halma Future Leaders Development Programme. This programme allows graduates to work alongside professionals from around the world on technology that is dedicated to building a safer, cleaner, and healthier future for all….

Read more
NHS Innovation Commissioners visit out Tech Centre

  Health System leaders from across the NHS joined us for a roundtable discussion on how we can put healthcare workers at the heart of digital change. The meeting was chaired by Innovation Commissioners Professor Mike Bewick and Ann Keen, and we were joined by people from the New Hospital Programme, Chief Information Officers, Directors…

Read more
SSG Strengthens Its Team with the Addition of Two Accomplished Account Managers

  SSG is delighted to introduce two new team members, Paul Sanders and Steve Archer, who will play pivotal roles in strengthening client relations and expanding our healthcare solutions. Paul, will be overseeing vital regions, including the Southwest of England and Southern Wales. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Paul brings a wealth…

Read more