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Installing new IPS/UPS units to upgrade theatres at University Hospital Bristol

Installation and Maintenance | Healthcare

Early in 2021 we began a rolling project to install new UPS’s (uninterruptible power supplies) and an IPS (isolated power supply) units along with EBB’s (equipotential bonding bars) as part of the Group 2 improvement plan to 24 theatre units and 6 recovery areas at the University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust.

Minimising disruption...

Our team was responsible for both preparing the program of works and managing the complete installations within these busy theatres and the project required an extremely flexible approach to working hours to fit around hospital appointment lists. We also made sure we carried out as much pre-installation work as possible to help limit theatre closures.

...maximising value 

During the project we discovered that several theatre units actually required some alteration to their lighting systems to achieve compliant light levels. To address this we designed bespoke theatre lighting systems that could be installed within the existing apertures and connected these to new DALI lighting control systems  with dimmable LEDs. This work was also carried out in conjunction with the main project to minimise theatre shutdowns.

“I was very impressed with the dedication and commitment of your staff when carrying out the works to a very high standard in very difficult circumstances i.e. reduced working period, additional works and having to work out of sequence to facilitate other trades. I can only thank you again and ask that you pass this on to all of your team. I do not know how you managed to achieve it, but you did.”

Building Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust

“Just to say thank you to all those involved in this project - for delivering the job in time, on budget and to an excellent standard. ”

Business Development & Planning Director, Wiltshire Community Health Services

“I have been asked to pass on the thanks of our CEO for your valuable assistance during the power supply problems of Sunday evening and Monday morning. Please extend this to all members of your team who were involved in the works. ”

Hospital Engineer, Royal United Hospitals, Bath

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