A heavyweight challenge successfully met
Patient care equipment supplier, Innova Care Concepts, has been awarded a £205,000 contract to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems to The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year, after it secured deals to provide hoisting systems to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney.
Innova will supply the hoist systems complete with its own AirRise260 and AirRise500 hoist units. The equipment is specially designed to cater for ‘plus-sized’ patients weighing up to 500 kg.
The £350 million Grange University Hospital is currently being built, will have 560 beds, and will provide specialist critical care to patients across the south-west of Wales. Innova will supply and install the overhead hoist systems inset to the ceiling to help maintain high levels of infection control, a key factor for the new critical care centre.
Bob Oliver, senior contracts manager (pictured with an Innova AirRise260 hoist), said: “We worked closely with BDP Architects on this project to ensure that all the plans would tick all the boxes for an environment as demanding and important as the critical care centre. We also did a demonstration to the NHS Trust that showed how our systems would work in the hospital. The Trust awarded us the contract because of our innovative equipment and entrepreneurial spirit.”
Innova, which will begin its work at the hospital next year, says it was the only company able to supply a large number of single-unit systems with weight limits of 500kg.