Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Achieves Uptime With Chloride


80-NET UPS system provides 30 minutes of uptime at full load for critical equipment

Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, and Stewart Associates, a consultant building design specialists, today announced that Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is utilising Chloride’s 80-NET UPS system to protect their vital Cardiac Catheter equipment from power disruptions and impurities in the power supply.

The system is being used in both acute hospitals within Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - Birmingham City Hospital and Sandwell General Hospital. Established in April 2002 , the Trust employs over 6000 staff, has approximately 1000 beds and serves a population of over 500,000 across western and central Birmingham , Sandwell, and its surrounding areas. Its staff is trained to meet the community’s requirements for healthcare services in some of the most diverse and economically deprived communities in the UK. The Cardiac Catheter is used to diagnose the exact site and severity of any narrowing of the coronary arteries. Narrowing of the arteries can severely weaken the blood and oxygen intake of the heart muscle, leading to conditions such as angina, heart failure and other heart conditions.

“The Cardiac Catheter equipment is a vital piece of equipment for the hospital to diagnose heart related illnesses and diseases,” says Stewart Associates’ Managing Director, Steve Mason. “The hospital needed a resilient UPS system to protect the equipment from power disruptions that could have a detrimental effect on patient care.”
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