UPS and service support for Northern Ireland Hospital Trusts delivers critical peace of mind for the delivery of effective healthcare

The project

BSO UPS requirement and ongoing service support for all Hospitals Trusts in Northern Ireland

The background

The critical nature of the day-to-day running of the hospitals requires reliable and trusted UPS systems. The Trust issued the tender requirement to ensure backup power for each data centre and server room in the Northern Ireland Hospitals.

The solution                                                     

Following comprehensive site surveys and several meetings with the hospitals’ estates operations teams and the electrical sub-contractors, we designed the most appropriate and economical solutions for each hospital. This included two 120 kVA systems for each data centre in the Royal Victoria Hospital and two 120 kVA for the data centre in the Belfast City Hospital, plus two 250Amp (STS) Static Transfers Switches. For the Mater Hospital, we supplied three 30kVa UPS to ensure backup for the ICU and operating theatres. Ongoing service support for a range of UPS systems ensures the Trusts have reliable backup power.

The result

The MGE galaxy series was chosen as the system to install in all hospital sites. The reputation and quality of this brand leader was imperative to the hospital as no chances could be taken with non-branded or perhaps cheaper alternatives.

Our experienced Field Service Engineers installed and commissioned each UPS to the required OEM standard and ensured the safe handover, including on-site training to the hospital estate management team.

Ongoing service support to the Hospitals is carried out by our team of OEM trained engineers. Our timely maintenance schedule, fully automated with our sophisticated CRM software, significantly reduces costs for the Trusts.

“It is true to say that IT underpins everything that the Trust does and has an increasing impact on improving patient welfare. IT is critical to the delivery of effective healthcare and, as such, we deliberately chose reliable and trustworthy Continu Ltd, and APC/MGE UPS by Schneider Electric, for our backup power requirements. Continu Ltd were responsible for the implementation of the project and our confidence in them was rewarded when the project was completed competently, on time and within budget.”  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust


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