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University Hospital Hairmyres


Client: ISS
Completion date: July 2023
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: Our Mechanical & Electrical team completed the complete rip out and refit of the University Hospital Hairmyres in East Kilbride.  As ‘A Company Well Connected’ and with our range of in-house capabilities and service as a Mechanical & Electrical Contractor, we successfully completed the wide range of required strip out and re-fit works required.

We removed the existing (domestic) Girpi Pipe Water System and replaced it with new stainless steel piping throughout the ward while all existing sanitary ware in the ward was also stripped out so that they could be properly cleaned before being re-installed on completion of the works.

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We fitted new shower valves and taps which had ‘end of line’ sensors fitted to them so that the hospital staff can monitor the DHWR temperatures. This is to ensure that the water temperature remains above 55 degrees Celsius in order to combat the threat of legionella.  The sites water services were also sterilised on completion of the work; and to ensure that this was done thoroughly, samples of the water supply were tested to ensure that no bacteria was present in the system prior to us handing over the site upon completion.

For the hospital wards heating system, we installed new heating controls throughout the facility while the existing supply and extract ventilation was inspected and cleaned with new grilles installed.  Once this work had been completed, the ventilation system was balanced.

Across the ward, we installed new medical gas points to every bed location while also fitting new alarm panels and the existing lighting system was upgraded to energy efficient LED lighting. We also fitted a new nurse call system throughout the bedrooms and bathrooms of the ward.

This new Nurse call system was designed especially for the ward by Wandsworth Healthcare. The new call system also now allows individual overbed lights to operate from a hand-held device.

Our electricians also changed over the main distribution board serving the ward (with a Type II surge protection device installed) and also installed RCBO’s to all outgoing circuits.

Project Challenges: The main challenge with this project was working around the schedules of all other contractors on site and ensuring that we met the completion date deadline given to us by the client.  As with so much of what we do, being able to provide such a wide range of services all under the one roof allows us to work efficiently around these timescales and as such, meet the demands placed on us by the client.

Unrivalled levels of in-house capabilities & service in everything we do.

The name HF occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the UK. We are ‘A Company Well Connected’ and within HF we have Electricians, Mechanical Contractors, Plumbers, Gas Engineers, Fire & Security Engineers, Telecommunications Specialists and Automated Control Engineers who collectively allow us to offer our customers so many varied services – all under one roof.

 

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover coupled with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants, we can offer our customers unsurpassed levels of genuinely in-house capabilities. And you can see evidence of this through the countless case studies on our website by clicking this link.

HF’s family culture stretches back over three centuries in business yet it means much more than dates and numbers. It’s quite literally, the core of our business. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen.

If you would like to know more about HF and the range of services that we can offer across the UK through our branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, please contact us.

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