Innova wins contract to supply 40 hoist units to Orkney care facilities

he Balfour Hospital building in late January 2018. Image credit: Innova

Innova Care has secured a contract to install hoist trackers at an Orkney-based care home, which has specified the supplier’s equipment to ensure the safe and simple transfer of residents.

Innova Care has struck deals with 32-bed St Peter’s House and NHS Orkney’s Balfour Hospital to both supply and install the hoist systems.

The mobility company has announced it will be installing more than 40 units between the two properties.

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These latest contract wins follow Innova’s successful £850,000 bid to supply hoists to Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham.

Bob Oliver, Innova’s hoisting specialist, said: “It’s important to remember that not all areas of the UK have easy access to high-quality healthcare, it’s great to see the NHS investing in more remote locations like Orkney. It’s certainly brought up a new challenge for us in getting our equipment and installations team to Orkney and back.”

Meanwhile, Innova’s CEO, Tom Hulbert, said: “At Innova, we’re always pushing ourselves to go the extra step and reach farther than before – and we’ve done that quite literally with these Orkney projects. It will be great to see our hoists and tracking in both facilities, and our team looks forward to working in Orkney.”

Innova’s hoist tracking and units will be able to facilitate safe and easy transfers across the hospital and the care home, will some units able to lift over 260kg.

Both Balfour Hospital and St Peter’s House are being replaced with new-build facilities that are both due for completion in 2019.



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