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Starkstrom recently completed work on its element of a major refurbishment of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Leeds General Infirmary.  The Paediatric Intensive Care service within Leeds is one of the largest in the UK, and the PICU at the hospital treats up to 900 critically ill children each year.

Starkstrom fitted 20 articulated medical supply pendants, which allow medical services to be positioned near to the young patients in the PICU.  There was a short lead time from drawings to approval and installation, despite the fact that the hospital’s existing non-loadbearing soffit and tight head clearances meant that Starkstrom’s engineers had to design a bespoke steelwork solution to support the pendants.

Starkstrom also installed two Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) units, each of which gives a live autonomy countdown display at the Nurse Base if there is a mains fail.  This allows the clinical staff to manage their priorities with the benefit of more accurate information.

The UPS units were supported by six Isolated Power Supply (IPS) units, featuring Starkstrom’s new Automatic Transfer Switching system – SATS.    This means that should the main power supply fail, the SATS automatically switches to back up and restores supply within 0.5 seconds, building resilience, reliability and safety into the operating theatre or critical care area’s power supply. 

Angela Bradshaw, LGI Corporate Planning, said: “Starkstrom worked closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and our main building contractors in order to successfully deliver its element of an extremely tight and complex project.   Everyone at the Trust is delighted with the end result.”

Posted by on 24 June 2013 | 0 Comments