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West Yorkshire Hospitals £331m revamp

 

Pinderfields and Pontefract's £331m rebuild consisted of complete reconfiguration of health services in the West Yorkshire community. The project has delivered a new acute inpatient centre for the whole of the Wakefield district at the Pinderfields site. The Pontefract site provides all the facilities for outpatients clinics including day surgery, scanning and other diagnostic techniques.

Brandon Medical, a Leeds based medical technology company, won a contract for the huge PFI and have recently completed the installation of their products throughout the hospitals, including Operating Theatres, Neo-Natal wards, A&E and Critical Care Areas.

Brandon Medical have equipped the critical care and A&E areas with their AtlasTM Critical Care Pendants. A total of 47 pendants were installed at the head of each bed to maximize the number of patient services immediately accessible around the patient bed whilst minimizing the area occupied. This is done without compromising the pendants loading capacity, both in terms of weight and amount of services available (gas outlets, power sockets, data points etc).This can make working much easier for clinical teams in what is traditionally one of the most overcrowded and cramped areas of a hospital.

21 Operating Theatres in both Pinderfields and Pontefract are equipped with Brandon Medical's lighting and control and power systems. Galaxy Ultra HD-LED was chosen for the project with 28 of them being installed in the theatres. Galaxy Ultra emits the perfect cold light which eradicates excess heat during surgical procedures. Galaxy also has a high intensity illumination of up to 160,000 and carries the advantages of HD-LED technology, such as fat beam illumination, red balance control and full spectrum colour rendition. Brandon's Operating Theatre control panels are also installed in the theatres. Every panel is designed to a bespoke specification and can include IPS controls, video camera controls and UCV controls. An impressive 120 Astralite HD-LED minor surgical lights and 70 Coolview Halogen Examination Lights are also in use throughout the hospital.

Brandon Medical were thrilled to be involved in the new build beating off tough competition and successfully working with their clients to develop a design to match their exact requirements.

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