CLB Acoustic Monitoring,

Inventry Sign In,

WiFi and Structured Cabling


 

The Brief

St Luke’s Hospital is ideally situated in a quiet location but within a stone’s throw of Oxford City centre and is known for its comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Their aim is to provide a high standard of patient care by offering privacy, dignity and freedom of individual choice, supported by dedicated and caring staff.

 As part of an ambitious part new build and refurb project Adaptive IT were tasked by St Luke’s and Lowe & Oliver to install the following –

 – CLB Acoustic Monitoring system

 – Managed Wireless Solution

 – Structured Cabling

 – Digital Visitor Management

The Challenge

As the original building was designed and built in the 70’s and many of the original single bedrooms were now below the size required by today’s standards the decision was made to add an entire brand new floor to the Hospital and refurb areas on the existing ground and first floors.

 All of this was to be done whilst the Hospital remained fully operational with residents, visitors and staff remaining alongside all of the live building works.  

 Provision needed to be made for –

 – Acoustic Monitoring for 20 new build bedrooms plus, 34 existing and refurb bedroom areas.

 –  Wireless Coverage for all internal areas for residents, staff and visitors.

 – A digital sign in solution for main reception to replace existing hard copy book.

 – Structured cabling for all areas that required building work including a new central comms location on the first floor

Adaptive IT's Solution

ACOUSTIC MONITORING

A single CLB Acoustic Monitoring Module was installed into each resident bedroom – this monitors sounds in a room and when a concerning noise is heard an alert is sent to a central station.

 The solution helps raise levels of care and resident wellbeing – here are some operational examples,

 – Preventing Falls as residents are reached before bed exit

– Allowing better sleep cycles as interventions in rooms are only when necessary

– Abuse is prevented as aggression is detected

– Privacy and Dignity are protected with less in room interactions

 To learn more about how this system can help you please click here.

 MANAGED WIRELESS

31 x Ruckus R510 Wireless Access Points were deployed throughout the building to give full and reliable coverage to all necessary areas. Dedicated SSID’s were created to allow separate network access for residents, staff and visitors as required.

 To learn more about how Ruckus wireless can be of benefit to you please click here.

 DIGITAL VISITOR MANAGEMENT

The Inventry digital sign in solution was installed into the main reception area. An impressive 20” touchscreen was mounted in the new reception area to cater for sign in events for –

 – Residents

– Residents visitors and family members

– Staff

– Contractors

– Ad hoc visitors

– Groups (in & out)

– Events

 Health & Safety and safeguarding protocols are strengthened and in the event of an emergency a comprehensive and accurate manifest of who to account for can be generated immediately.

 For more information on how Inventry can help you please click here.

 STRUCTURD CABLING –

Over 200 Cat6 data outlets to service all of the new and refurbished areas were installed. All data was wired back to a new central communications hub on the refurbished 1st floor comprising of data housing for all network and rack mounted equipment.  

 Additional works included –

– Alternative copper route for fibre broadband

– 50 Pair Anologue voice link from existing telecoms position to new cabinet

– CW1308 and coax cables in all new and refurbished bedrooms for telephony and television distribution.

 

This was an incredibly complicated and ambitious project which allowed us to show our versatility in supplying both a number of different technologies and ability to work in a live environment. Our pedigree in healthcare and working in hospital wards on a regular basis really did stand us in good stead to be able to deliver the solutions as required

Jonathan White

Commercial Director, Adaptive IT Soltuions

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