Healthcare supplier Innova Care Concepts is one of the first companies to have been contracted to supply mobility equipment to a new £350m hospital currently under construction in Cwmbrân, near Newport.
Innova was awarded a contract worth £205,000 to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems to The Grange University Hospital.
This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year after it secured deals to provide hoisting systems to Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney, Scotland.
Grange University Hospital will have 560 beds and the facility will provide specialist critical care to patients across the South West of the country.
Innova will be supplying and installing a total of 47 X-Y overhead hoist systems inset to the ceiling to help maintain the hospital’s level of infection control, which was an important factor for the new critical care centre.
Bob Oliver, senior contracts manager at Innova, said: “We worked closely with BDP Architects on this project to ensure that all the plans would tick all the boxes for an environment as demanding and important as the critical care centre.
“We also did a demonstration to the NHS Trust that showed how our systems would work in the hospital. They ended up awarding us the contract because of our innovative equipment and entrepreneurial spirit!”
The Grange University Hospital will also be treating plus-sized patients, and so it required hoist units with a larger weight limit.
Innova was the only company who could supply a large number of single unit systems that had weight limits of 500kg, the company claimed.
Innova’s managing director, Tom Hulbert, said: “It’s great to win another NHS contract; I think it just shows how much of a trusted supplier we are to hospital and healthcare facilities all around the country.
“Big contracts like this will help us achieve our vision to become the most sought-after brand in the healthcare sector.”
Innova will begin work on The Grange University Hospital in 2019, with the project due for completion in autumn 2020.