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Addressable call system gets key role at mental health centre

The Quantec addressable call system from C-TEC is playing a key role protecting a new purpose-built mental health centre.

Located adjacent to the existing Kendray Hospital site and linked to the main hospital by a connecting corridor, the Oakwell Centre is a brand new acute mental health unit consisting of two 15 bed separate male and female wards, a six bed Intensive Care Unit and a therapy/administration area.

The Hospital Specialist installation company, Solid State, was appointed by Mechanical and Electrical Contractors, Haden Young, to supply, install and commission the system. As Barnsley NHS Trust was an existing client and required a company fully conversant with the technical nuances of Quantec, Solid State were involved from early tender stage. A crucial part of this process was to demonstrate how Quantec would benefit the new facility to existing staff, the design team and the clinical management team. Throughout the project, Solid State assisted the design team with the system's management team and staff were already familiar with Quantec, as C-TEC’s call/staff attack system has been in operation at the main hospital for many years. Hence the UK- manufactured system, with its flexible call routing and multiple call levels, was the obvious choice for the new Oakwell Centre.’s development.

The specification also called for infrared staff-attack coverage in all patient areas, including external spaces and courtyards. Consequently, Quantec's radio receivers and pagers were introduced throughout the entire site to enhance the coverage of the staff-attack system. Infrared master receivers were housed in IP rated boxes mounted under the soffits covering the external courtyards and walkways.

Commenting on the application, Liam Odgen, Project Manager at Solid State, said: "Although we are used to carrying out major installations in hospitals and care facilities, this project was particularly challenging due to the sheer number of devices required - over 500 - and the complicated ‘cause and effects’ requested by the client. However, the overall installation was an outstanding success and testament to our extensive experience in managing healthcare projects of this size."

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