Deanestor supplies clinical furniture for three NHS COVID-19 field hospitals


Specialist helps fit out Nightingale hospitals

Deanestor has provided clinical furniture for three of the new NHS field hospitals – in Harrogate, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Two projects were completed for principal contractor, BAM Construct UK, with architects, BDP, supplying a total of 12 lorry loads of specialist equipment to the Harrogate Convention Centre, which was converted into an NHS Nightingale Hospital.

Clinical workbenches and modular storage units totalling 500 items were offloaded, unpacked and delivered just 48 hours from receiving instruction.

At the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Deanestor worked with principal contractor, Balfour Beatty, and Robertson Group, Graham Group and Kier Group, supplying a range of specialist clinical equipment including healthcare benching, drug cabinets, medi rails and storage solutions.

These were delivered from the factory in Mansfield in just a few days.

And workbenches and storage units were delivered to the Nightingale hospital at the NEC in Birmingham, designed by BDP, 24 hours of an order being placed.

William Tonkinson, managing director of Deanestor, said: “We were very pleased to be part of the fantastic work that has been underway across the UK to support our NHS.

“The level of collaboration and speed of each project was incredible and is a credit to everyone involved and the UK construction industry.”

Work has also been continuing and accelerating on other Deanestor healthcare projects in recent weeks.

At the £350m Grange University Hospital in South Wales, Laing O’Rourke made 384 new inpatient beds available a year ahead of schedule.

To help achieve this, Deanestor installed over 1,000 soap and towel dispensers and 263 PPE centres, as well as manufacturing and fitting 48 HTM 71 pharmaceutical storage solutions, all in less than three weeks.

Also for Laing O’Rourke, Deanestor’s furniture and fit-out services contributed to the early completion of 150 much-needed hospital beds at the Royal Liverpool Hospital project.

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