As part of an updated security strategy, Leverndale Hospital looked to install a future-proof solution for their Nurse Call and Staff Attack systems. Working with King Communications & Security's expertise, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde wanted to develop an advanced security system at the site that would improve cross-site accessibility and provide a safer working environment for staff members. Offering a greater degree of reassurance for employees working late hours was of primary importance to the project, however, devices were to remain discreet for the comfort of patients within the mental health facility.
King Communications & Security Ltd have provided an integrated Guardian Staff Safety and Nurse Call System across the Leverndale Hospital campus which utilised existing network infrastructures.The solution simplified and streamlined the hospital's assistive technology whilst including solutions for Door Entry and Disabled Toilet Alarms.
'We know that there's a reliable system throughout the whole hospital and if an incident does happen in any particular area, other areas are alerted right away and can respond quickly to the incident'. Matthew Clark, - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) Chairman, Andrew Robertson cut the first turf of a new £10.7 million development on the Leverndale Hospital campus. The site has seen the construction of a new mother and baby ward with two new 24 bedded mental health wards, further modernising the provision of inpatient psychiatric care at Leverndale Hospital. The new mother and baby facility is a six bedded unit which provides treatment for new mothers suffering from severe mental illness following the birth of their baby. It has now replaced services that were provided at the Victorian building on the Southern General campus.
Both the mother and baby unit and new mental health wards provide single room accommodation with capacious therapeutic space. The development’s modern design approach seeks to reduce stigma whilst providing a refreshing environmental space featuring external gardens and green areas.
Andrew Robertson, NHSGGC said: “..this impressive new facility which will bring state-of-the-art healthcare to the local community”. Furthermore Calum Macleod, Head of Mental Health, NHSGGC added “This is a substantial project.”
As part of the new Staff Safety System, King Communications and Security have implemented a personal activation device, which is the latest high-frequency Infra-Red technology by Guardian. Display units were also fitted throughout the hospital in order to show incident locations and caller IDs through built-in sounders. The solution allows future developments on the site to be linked into the system, enabling multiple response plans to be rolled out across the campus in the event of an incident. Individual staff members now have a greater sense of safety and connectivity to other wards on the complex as the personal alarm device can be used for multiple call levels ranging from ‘assistance’ to ‘attack’. King Communications & Security have worked with the NHS to deliver the solution while wards remained open, limiting disruption to service with a focus on maintaining patient comfort and convenience. The company looks forward to future projects within the NHS, following a portfolio of installations inclusive of services provided to the Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow.