In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the increase in demand for the company’s Aspire SmartSync® wireless nurse call system, Static Systems Group (SSG) has boosted production capacity at its manufacturing base near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
To meet an unprecedented ten-fold increase in demand for its wireless solution, SSG’s in-house technical teams have re-evaluated product build and the manufacturing process in order to speed up production. Additional space has been opened up to accommodate an extra production line, and the factory has introduced extra shifts so it can operate seven days per week; including overtime, weekends and bank holiday working over the Easter period.
“Our workforce – both past and present – has always been a tight-knit community and when word got around that we were increasing production capacity in order to fulfill orders in the shortest time possible, ex-employees asked to be reinstated so they could play their part in supporting NHS staff and improving the well-being of patients,” reports SSG’s Production Director, Philip Marsh.
“We were only too happy to accept their help, and now that we have a larger and stronger staff base in place, we are working with our supply chain to ensure continuity of supply to keep production at this high level.”
Aspire SmartSync® is ideal for emergency back-up to a hospital’s existing nurse call provision or as a permanent solution, and it can work both as a standalone system or connect to a LAN.
Of particular relevance at this challenging time – to help reduce the occurrence of cross infection between users of the system – patient hand units and all buttons on equipment plates have a silver-based antimicrobial agent incorporated during the manufacturing process which will remain active for the life-time of the equipment.