The Grange University Hospital, Llanfrechfa
Specialist Critical Care Centre
Static Systems was awarded the contract by Crown House Technologies on behalf of Laing O’Rourke, who were appointed as the main contractor in November 2017. The contract will see Static Systems’ Ultima™ nurse call system and Ventura bedhead services trunking installed throughout the new 471-bed hospital.
Static Systems’ Ultima™ nurse call system will be fully integrated into the Trust’s Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure, delivering cost savings by sharing the infrastructure wiring and equipment and enabling the client to manage nurse call alongside all of its other shared IP services. The nurse call system will provide full end-to-end IP to the bed and will allow interfacing and connectivity to a third-party VoIP telephone system. Ultima™ is a true ‘plug & play’ solution allowing individual devices to be hot swapped while the system is live and without the need to power it down.
The principles of offsite construction are being fully embraced on this project: Static Systems has been working closely with Crown House to enable nurse call to be fully installed into the bathroom pods being built for this hospital. Each pod’s nurse call is commissioned offsite, enabling it to be easily connected into the main system as part of the final installation process.
Furthermore, Static Systems will manufacture and assemble all of the bedhead trunking offsite at its extensive manufacturing facility in Wombourne, Staffordshire. Adopting this approach means product quality can be carefully controlled, the products are fully populated ready for installation and the delivery and install process is smoother.
Construction at Grange University Hospital, designed by architect BDP, is due to be completed in 2020, with the first patients due to be received during the spring of 2021.
System: Ultima™ nurse call integrated with the Trust’s Local Area Network (LAN). Ventura bedhead services trunking.
Features of the system include:
- Patient-to-nurse call
- Staff-to-staff emergency call
- Bedlight control
- Third-party interfacing